Mutual obligation requirements for Parenting Payment

When your youngest child turns 6, to keep getting Parenting Payment you’ll have to meet part time mutual obligation requirements.

If you’re single, your Parenting Payment stops once your youngest child turns 8 years old. When your youngest child turns 6, to keep getting your payment you’ll have to meet part time mutual obligation requirements.

The requirements are part of your Job Plan to help you get ready for a job. You may need to look for work, work part time, study or take part in an approved activity. You must attend any appointments we make.

Read more about mutual obligation requirements.

There's also support if you want to return to work before your youngest child turns 6. Contact an employment services provider through the jobactive website.

If you need child care while you’re job searching or working, you may get JET Child Care Fee Assistance.

Page last updated: 17 October 2017