A short term payment if you’re a dad or partner on leave from work to help care for your new child.
- be caring for a newborn or newly adopted child
- under the income test limit
- on unpaid leave or not in a job
- have done enough work in the 13 months before to meet the work test
If you're an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers and how to assist your employees.
In this section
Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Dad and Partner Pay, and how much you'll get.
Check you're eligible before you start your claim.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Dad and Partner Pay.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Dad and Partner Pay.