Parenting Payment

How much you can get

How much Parenting Payment you can get depends on your and your partner’s circumstances.

It also depends on your and your partner’s income and assets.

We update rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.

The table shows the most you can get each fortnight if you’re single or in a couple.

Your circumstance Your maximum fortnightly amount
Single $768.50 including the Pension Supplement
In a couple $496.70
In a couple, separated due to illness, respite care or prison $595.10

Page last updated: 8 November 2018