You must meet certain criteria to get Parenting Payment.
You must meet the:
If your youngest child is 6 or older, you may also need to:
- meet mutual obligation requirements, and
- agree to a job plan
If your youngest child is under 6, you may need to take part in ParentsNext. You’ll need to:
- agree to a participation plan, and
- do the activities you’ve agreed to do
You can’t claim Parenting Payment before the birth of a child.