Benefits and payments

A range of benefits and payments are available for parents to help with raising children – from birth to late teens.

  • Paid Parental Leave scheme
    Paid Parental Leave scheme provides Parental Leave Pay to support to eligible working parents to take time off work after a birth or adoption.
  • Family Tax Benefit
    Family Tax Benefit is a 2-part payment (Part A and Part B) to help with the cost of raising children.
  • Single Income Family Supplement
    Single income family supplement provides you with assistance of up to $300 a year for families with a main income earner who earns between $68,000 and $150,000. From 1 July 2017, SIFS is closed to new recipients.
  • Stillborn baby payment
    The Stillborn baby payment provides you with assistance with the extra costs associated with a stillborn child.
  • Double Orphan Pension
    Double orphan pension is a regular payment for you if you are caring for a child whose parents cannot care for them or have died.
  • Energy supplement
    The Energy Supplement is an extra payment to assist with energy costs if you get certain payments. From 20 September 2016, the Energy Supplement is closed to new Family Tax Benefit recipients.
  • Transition to Independent Living Allowance
    The Transition to Independent Living Allowance supports young people making the transitionmoving from formal out-of-home care (formal care) arrangements to independent living.

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