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