You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Parental Leave Pay, and how much you'll get.
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Who can receive it
To be eligible for Parental Leave Pay, you need to meet certain criteria.
Information you'll need to provide to claim
You’ll need to provide certain documents before and after your baby is born.
How transferring parental leave pay works
You may be able to transfer some or all of your Parental Leave Pay to another eligible person.
How much you can receive
Parental Leave Pay is currently $695.00 per week before tax. This is based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage.
How much you need to have worked
To be eligible for Parental Leave Pay, you need to meet the work test or receive an exemption.
How you'll be paid
In most cases your payment will be made into your bank account by your employer. Otherwise we’ll pay you directly.
When to claim for Parental Leave Pay
It’s best to claim Parental Leave Pay before your baby is born or adopted. You need to claim before your baby turns 1.
When your Parental Leave Pay will start
Your start date is the start of your Parental Leave Pay entitlement period. It’s not the date you’ll receive your first payment.