Parenting Payment

When to claim

You can’t submit a claim for Parenting Payment before the birth of a child.

If you’re eligible, we’ll pay you from the date you submit your claim.

We can also backdate your payments if you submit your claim and documents within 4 weeks of:

  • your child’s birth, or
  • a child coming into your primary care

Read more in the information you need to know about your claim for Parenting Payment.

Page last updated: 4 October 2018