Benefits & Payments

A range of benefits and payments are available for parents to help with raising children – from birth to late teens – and for young people when they leave home.

Paid Parental Leave Scheme

Paid Parental Leave scheme gives working mothers the financial security to stay at home with their newborn baby or adopted child in those important first months of life.

Dad and Partner Pay

Eligible dads or partners receive two weeks’ Dad and Partner Pay at the national minimum wage so they can be at home for those very special and important first weeks with their new baby and support mums right from the start.

Newborn Supplement and Newborn Upfront Payment

The Newborn Supplement and Newborn Upfront Payment are available for families who are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A to help with caring for their newborn baby or adopted child, or a child aged under one year who has been entrusted into their care for a continuous period of at least 13 weeks.

Stillborn Baby Payment

The Stillborn Baby Payment provides assistance with the extra costs associated with a stillborn child.

Family Tax Benefit

Family Tax Benefit is a payment that helps with the cost of raising children. It is made up of two parts: Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B.

Schoolkids Bonus

The Schoolkids Bonus helps eligible families and students with the education related costs of primary and secondary school studies, such as school fees, uniforms, books and sports, music or other lessons.

Transition to Independent Living Allowance

The Transition to Independent Living Allowance supports young people making the transition from formal out-of-home care (formal care) arrangements to independent living.

Other general benefits and payments DSS Benefits & Payments.

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