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.

Page last updated: 8 November 2018