Dad and Partner Pay

Supporting dads or partners caring for a newborn or recently adopted child with up to 2 weeks government funded pay.

Eligibility basics

  • provide care for a newborn or recently adopted child
  • meet a work and income test
  • be on unpaid leave or not working while getting the payment
  • make a claim within 52 weeks of the child’s birth or adoption
If you are an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme and how it might affect your business.

Page last updated: 2 March 2016