The main income support payment while you’re unemployed and looking for work.
- at least 22 but under age pension age
- looking for paid work
- under the income and assets test limits
- prepared to meet mutual obligation requirements
Financial help if you’re under 24 and studying, an Australian Apprentice, looking for work or sick.
- 16 to 21 and looking for full time work or
- 18 to 24 and studying full time or
- 16 to 24 and a full time Australian Apprentice or
- 16 to 17 years and independent or needing to live away from home to study
The main income support payment while you’re a young child’s main carer.
You must have income and assets below the limits, and be the principal carer of a child:
- younger than 8 if you’re single, or
- younger than 6 if you have a partner
You can’t claim Parenting Payment before the birth of your child.
Why we do income reviews
We do reviews so we can confirm you are paid the right amount.
It’s time to say thanks
Sunday 19 November is DonateLife Thank You Day.
Confirm your relationship status
From 1 January 2018, you need to confirm your relationship status if you’re a single parent and get income support.
Our Medicare general enquiries line menu has changed
You can tell us what your call is about instead of using your phone keypad to go through our menu.
Changes to superannuation
Superannuation you accrue in working life is essential to your retirement. Find out about super changes on the ATO website.
Improve how you manage your money
It might be hard to manage your money, but we’ve got some great advice.