Parenting Payment provides financial help for people who are primary carers of children, either as a parent, grandparent or foster carer.
You may qualify for this payment if:
Ø you are single and you care for at least one child aged under 8 years or,
Ø you have a partner and you care for at least one child aged under 6 years.
Special provisions apply to children aged under 16 if you have been in receipt of Parenting Payment prior to 1 July 2006. These special provisions will cease from 1 July 2013.
Parenting Payment is means tested.
Refer to the links below for more details.