Family payments and allowances
Baby Bonus is paid to families following the birth (including stillborn babies) or adoption of a child. It recognises the extra costs incurred at the time of a new birth or adoption.
Child Care Rebate is paid in addition to Child Care Benefit and covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child-care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year. If you claim and are eligible for Child Care Benefit–approved child care and you and your partner meet the Child Care Rebate “work, training, study test” (or are exempt from it), you may be eligible for Child Care Rebate.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) assists separated parents with information, payments and support. There is also information about the child support choices available to you.
The Double Orphan Pension helps you meet the costs of caring for children who are orphans or who are unable to be cared for by their parents in certain circumstances. There is no income or assets test required.
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Family Tax Benefit is a payment that helps with the cost of raising children. It is made up of two parts: Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B. Part A is paid for each child, while Part B gives extra help to single parents and families with one main income.
Maternity Immunisation Allowance is a non–income-tested payment to encourage all parents to immunise their children. From 1 July 2012 Maternity Immunisation Allowance will cease. Only customers who have met all the eligibility requirements prior to 1 July 2012 will be eligible for this payment.
The Paid Parental Leave scheme provides a government funded entitlement for working parents. You may be eligible for Parental Leave Pay if you are the primary carer of a child born or adopted from 1 January 2011.
Rent Assistance gives extra help to people who pay rent for their accommodation and receive a Centrelink payment.