Parenting Payment

A regular payment to help with the cost of raising children.

Eligibility basics

You must have income and assets below the limits and either:

  • be single and have a child in your care younger than 8, or
  • have a partner and a child in your care younger than 6
Eligible Parenting Payment Single recipients will automatically get a one-off Energy Assistance Payment from 26 June 2017.

Page last updated: 15 June 2017