You may be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement if you or your partner have a baby or a child comes into your care.
When you have a baby
If you have a baby, you may be eligible if both of the following apply:
- you're eligible for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A
- you've registered or applied to register your child's birth, unless they were born overseas.
To find out how to register the birth, go to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry in your state or territory on the Australian Government website.
When a child comes into your care
If a child comes into your care - for example, through foster care - you may be eligible if:
- the child is younger than 1
- you're eligible for FTB Part A
- the child stays in your care for at least 13 continuous weeks from the date you first became eligible for Newborn Supplement.
When you adopt a child
If you're adopting a child, you may be eligible if both of the following apply:
- the child of any age is placed in your or your partner's care by an authorised party as part of the adoption process
- you become eligible for FTB Part A within 12 months of the child coming into your or your partner's care.
Why you may not be eligible
You won't be eligible if either:
- your partner has already got these payments for the child, or
- you or your partner has got Parental Leave Pay for the child.
If you get Dad and Partner Pay, you may still be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.
Approved care organisations
Approved care organisations, such as foster or adoption agencies, provide residential care for young people.
They aren’t eligible for these payments.
Page last updated: 13 June 2019