Parenting Payment

The main income support payment while you’re a young child’s main carer.

Eligibility basics

  • have income under the limits
  • meet principal carer rules and care for a child under 8 if you’re single or under 6 if you’re partnered
  • meet residence rules
  • can’t claim before the birth of a child
If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment in June.

Page last updated: 1 May 2019

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