To get Parenting Payment you must be the principal carer of a child.
To get Parenting Payment you must be the principal carer of a child:
- younger than 8 if you’re single, or
- younger than 6 if you have a partner
The carer with the most amount of responsibility for the day to day care, welfare and development of a child is considered to be the principal carer.
If you share care, only one person at a time can be the principal carer of a child. This is generally the person who gives the greater amount of day to day care, such as a parent or guardian. If two people have equal care, either may nominate as the principal carer.