Stillborn Baby Payment

A one off payment if you have a stillborn baby.

Eligibility basics

  • 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.

Read more about who can get Stillborn Baby Payment

Income test

We use your adjusted taxable income to work out if you can get Stillborn Baby Payment.

Read more about the income test

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

Residence rules

To get Stillborn Baby Payment, you must meet residence rules within 26 weeks of your baby's birth.

Read more about residence rules

How much you can get

The amount of Stillborn Baby Payment you can get depends on if this is your first child or not.

Read more about how much you can get

Claiming

Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim.

Then:

  • 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

Next

Managing your payment

Balancing your payment

At the end of the financial year we'll balance your family payments.

Read more about balancing your Stillborn Baby Payment

Try self service

Do your Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support business using self service options, including our Express Plus mobile apps, online accounts and phone self service.

Read more about using self service.

My bank account is overdrawn

You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.

Read more about what to do if your account is overdrawn

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Page last updated: 21 September 2017