A one off payment if you have a stillborn baby.
- have recently had a stillborn baby
- are under the income test limits or eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A
- aren’t getting Parental Leave Pay for the same baby
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can get it
You may be able to get Stillborn Baby Payment if you recently had a baby who was stillborn.
We use your adjusted taxable income to work out if you can get Stillborn Baby Payment.
Family Tax Benefit Part A eligibility test
To pass this test you must be:
- able to receive some Family Tax Benefit Part A for other children, and
- receiving it for at least part of the 52 weeks after you give birth to the stillborn baby
To get Stillborn Baby Payment, you must meet residence rules within 26 weeks of your baby's birth.
How much you can get
The amount of Stillborn Baby Payment you can get depends on if this is your first child or not.
Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim.
- find out what you need before you start your claim
- fill in the application form
- get any documents the form asks for
- submit your form and documents
- wait for us to assess your claim and let you know the result
Managing your payment
Balancing your payment
At the end of the financial year we'll balance your family payments.
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