Your obligations for Parenting Payment.
In this section
Mutual obligation requirements
If you’re single, when your youngest child turns 6 you’ll have to meet part time requirements to keep getting your payment.
Change of circumstances
We need to know about changes to your or your partner’s situation. If you don’t tell us when these changes happen, you may get a debt you’ll have to pay back.
Verify your relationship status - single parents
Single parents getting or claiming Parenting Payment or Newstart Allowance need to verify their relationship status. We'll let you know how to do this.
Confirm or update your and your partner’s current earnings
If we’ve sent a letter to your myGov Inbox asking you to confirm current earnings, read this page. You need to confirm your and your partner’s earnings if we ask.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
ParentsNext - helps you with study and work goals
ParentsNext connects you to local support services to help you with your study and work goals.
When you reach age pension age
If you’re getting Parenting Payment and reach age pension age, you can transfer to Age Pension.