The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.P.50 Parenting payment (partnered) (PPP)


For historical reasons, this payment is sometimes referred to as benefit PPP.


PPP is the main income support payment for parents and other principal carers (1.1.P.412) who are members of a couple (1.1.M.120) and who have sole or primary responsibility for the care of a young child under the age of 6.

PPP is only payable to one member of a couple. An alternative income support payment such as JSP may be payable to the other member of the couple, depending upon their individual circumstances.

Further information

PPP is a social security payment. It is paid at the same rate and has the same income and assets test as JSP. Recipients of PPP are also eligible for a HCC.

Act reference: SSAct section 18 PP definitions

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.P.51 Parenting payment (single) (PPS), Parenting payment (PP) - description, 3.5.1 PP - qualification & payability, PPP income & assets tests & limits, PP - current rates

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