Submitting a claim for Parenting Payment
You can submit your claim for Parenting Payment after your baby is born.
This is an income support payment while you’re a young child’s principal carer.
Contacting us about child support
If you or your partner have a current child support assessment, you may be able to add your newborn child. We’ll add your baby to the assessment as a relevant dependent child. We can only add the child to the assessment once you notify Child Support.
Read more in our Parent’s guide to child support.
Page last updated: 26 July 2019