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 either:

  • your child’s birth
  • the date the child came into your primary care.
This information was printed Thursday 23 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/parenting-payment/how-claim/when-claim It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 8 November 2018