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

You may have got a letter from us asking you to confirm or update your and your partner’s earnings. Read more about how to update or confirm your earnings.

Page last updated: 28 July 2017