Parenting Payment

The main income support payment while you’re a young child’s main carer.

Eligibility basics

  • under the limits in the income and assets tests and
  • single and caring for a child under 8 or
  • partnered and caring for a child under 6

From 1 July 2017, you may need to serve a one week ordinary waiting period when you claim a payment.

Page last updated: 10 July 2017