Who can get it

You must meet certain criteria to get Parenting Payment.

You must meet all of the following:

If your youngest child is 6 or older, you may also need to do both of these:

If your youngest child is younger than 6, you may need to take part in ParentsNext. You’ll also need to do both of these:

  • agree to a participation plan
  • do the activities you’ve agreed to do.

You can’t claim Parenting Payment before the birth of a child.

Page last updated: 8 November 2018