You may be able to get Stillborn Baby Payment if you recently had a baby who was stillborn.
You may be able to receive this payment if:
- you recently had a baby who was stillborn
- you or your partner would have been the baby’s main carer
- you and your partner:
- you don’t receive Parental Leave Pay for the same baby
- you meet the residence rules about living in Australia
What stillborn means
A stillborn baby is one who:
- has not breathed since delivery, and
- has no heartbeat after their birth, and
- weighs at least 400 grams at their birth or had a gestation period of at least 20 weeks
The income test uses your family’s adjusted taxable income. We ask what you expect this to be for the 6 months after your baby’s birth.
The limit is an income of $62,057 in the 6 months after your baby’s birth.
If you don’t pass the income test
You may still receive this payment if you receive Family Tax Benefit Part A for another child within 52 weeks of your baby’s birth.
To pass the Family Tax Benefit Part A eligiblity 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