Parenting Payment

Foster and kinship carers may be eligible for the Parenting Payment. You need to:

·        be single with at least one child aged under eight years in your care or, partnered with at least one child aged under six years in your care.

·        meet income and assets tests.

Active foster and kinship carers are exempt from the work requirements. Talk to your local Out of Home Care Team at Disability, Child, Youth and Family Services about how to arrange an exemption with Centrelink.

Further information

·        visit

·        call the Family Assistance Office on 13 6150  or

·        visit the Family Assistance Office located in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres