What are your commitments

Your obligations for Parenting Payment.

Mutual obligation and participation requirements

If you get Parenting Payment you may have to meet mutual obligation requirements or participation requirements.

Take part in ParentsNext

ParentsNext connects you to local support services to help you with your study and work goals.

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.

Your relationship status

If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate.

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.

Income reporting

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.

Employment Services Assessments

An assessment of the impact of your disability, illness, injury or other barriers to work.

When you reach Age Pension age

If you’re getting Parenting Payment and reach Age Pension age, you can transfer to Age Pension.

Transfer to Age Pension

If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.

Page last updated: 16 October 2018

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