Parenting Payment

Who can get it

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:

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.

Page last updated: 16 July 2018