Residence rules for Parenting Payment

To get Parenting Payment you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.

To claim Parenting Payment you must be:

To keep getting Parenting Payment

To keep getting Parenting Payment you must continue to be an Australian resident.

How long you need to have been a resident

You must be an Australian resident and be in Australia for 104 weeks before you can get Parenting Payment.

What may be different

You may be exempt from serving the 104 week period if you:

If you don’t meet these rules but you’ve lived or worked in a country that has a social security agreement with Australia, the agreement may help you to claim.

Page last updated: 17 October 2017