1.1.P.51 Parenting payment (single) (PPS)

Definition

PPS is the main income support payment for single parents and other principal carers (1.1.P.412) who have sole or primary responsibility for the care of a young child. These parents may be eligible for PPS until their youngest child turns 8. PPS can only be paid to one person in respect of a particular child.

Further information

PPS shares some features with pensions such as the age pension and others with benefits such as PPP.

The pension features include:

  • indexation of the rate of payment according to changes in wages (as measured by MTAWE), as well as the CPI, and
  • eligibility for a PCC.

The benefit features include:

  • a non-tapered assets test, and
  • the IMP, which may be served for leave or termination payments.

Act reference: SSAct section 18 PP definitions

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.P.50 Parenting payment (partnered) (PPP), 1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description, 3.5.1 PP - Qualification & Payability, 4.2.4.10 PPS income & assets tests & limits, 5.1.4.10 PP - Current Rates

Last reviewed: 7 May 2018