Parental Leave Pay – parent eligibility

This fact sheet contains information about Paid Parental Leave eligibility, including the definition of the primary carer, the residency test, work test, income test, exceptional circumstances, rules in relation to Baby Bonus, transferring the payment to an eligible partner, and a description of the recipients of Parental Leave Pay.

Return to the Review of the Paid Parental Leave scheme page.

Content Updated: 13 March 2013