How much do you get for Parenting Payment?

The exact amount of Parenting Payment in Australia, including the Parenting Payment Single (PPS), can vary based on several factors, including income, assets, and personal circumstances. The payment rates are subject to change, so it’s important to check the current rates through official government sources or by contacting Services Australia directly.

The maximum basic rates for Parenting Payment Single were as follows:

  • For a single parent, you will receive $949.30, which includes Parenting Payment and a pension supplement of $27.20.
  • For a partnered parent, you will receive $631.20
  • For a partnered parent, separated due to illness, respite care, or prison, you will receive $745.20

These rates represent the maximum payment amount before any income or asset testing is applied. The actual payment you receive may be reduced based on your income and assets. Additionally, there may be additional allowances or supplements available that can impact the total payment.

If you’re eligible for Parenting Payment you will also get Energy Supplement. You may also get Rent Assistance. You don’t need to submit a claim for Rent Assistance. We assess your eligibility when you claim Parenting Payment.

Other payments you may get depending on your circumstances can include any of the following:

  • Pharmaceutical Allowance
  • Telephone Allowance
  • Education Entry Payment
  • Pensioner Education Supplement
  • Mobility Allowance
  • Remote Area Allowance.

You can also apply for Families payments for your children if you aren’t already getting them.

You may visit the official Australian government website or contact Services Australia for the most up-to-date information regarding the current Parenting Payment rates.