Organisation : Services Australia
Facility Name : Dad & Partner Pay Application
Country : Australia
Website : https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/dad-and-partner-pay?context=1
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What is Services Australia Dad & Partner Pay?
Dad and Partner Pay provides eligible dads or partners with financial support to be able to take time off work to bond with their baby and to support mums or partners in the vital early months of their baby’s life. Dad and Partner Pay is currently $812.45 per week before tax. It’s based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage. You can receive it for up to 2 weeks.
Related / Similar Status : Services Australia Double Orphan Pension Application
To get this you must:
** Care for a newborn or newly adopted child
** Have met the income test
** Not be working or taking paid leave during your Dad and Partner Pay period
** Have met the work test.
How To Claim Dad & Partner Pay?
Steps to claim Dad and Partner Pay
1. Get ready to claim
2. Get your documents ready to claim
3. Make your claim
4. Track your claim
The best time to apply for Dad and Partner Pay is before the birth or adoption of your child.
You need to nominate a start date no more than 50 weeks after your child’s birth or adoption.
To get the full 2 weeks of Dad and Partner Pay, you need to nominate a start date no more than than 50 weeks after the birth or adoption of the child.
You can claim from 3 months before the expected date of birth or date of adoption. You need to claim before your baby turns 1 year old.
Setting up online accounts:
Create a myGov account : https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/setting-up-online-accounts-for-centrelink?context=22136#a1
Prove your identity:
You can get a CRN by proving who you are with us, either:
** over the phone
** in person at a service centre.
Who Can Get Dad & Partner Pay?
To get Dad and Partner Pay you must be any of the following:
** child’s biological father
** partner of the birth mother
** adoptive parent
** partner of an adoptive parent
** person caring for a child born of a surrogacy arrangement.
In some circumstances, you may also be eligible if you’re either the:
** partner of the biological father
** partner of a new carer where care arrangements have changed, other than a foster care or permanent care arrangement.
What Other Help is Available Dad & Partner Pay?
We have a range of other services, tools and information to help you manage your payment or get extra support.
** tips about accessing payments and services when having a baby or adopting a child
** managing your Dad and Partner Pay and details online
** information about Parental Leave Pay
** more payments for families
** tips about how to manage your money
** information about parental leave and the Fair Work Ombudsman.
This also includes information about:
** someone dealing with us on your behalf
** reviews and appeals.