Double Orphan Pension

A regular payment if you’re caring for a child whose parents can’t care for them or have died.

Eligibility basics

  • 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
If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment in June.
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Page last updated: 1 May 2019