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:
- meet mutual obligation requirements
- agree to a job plan.
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.