A regular payment if you’re caring for a child whose parents can’t care for them or have died.
- you care for the child at least 35% of the time, and
- their parents have both died, or
- one parent has died and the other is in a psychiatric institution or nursing home for an indefinite time, in prison for at least 10 years or their whereabouts are unknown, or
- the child is a refugee and both parents are living outside Australia or their whereabouts are unknown
In this section
Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Double Orphan Pension, and how much you'll get.
Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim. Submit your claim for Double Orphan Pension as soon as possible.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Double Orphan Pension.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Double Orphan Pension.