This chapter describes the eligibility provisions for baby bonus.
Note: For children born or entrusted to care as part of an adoption process on or after 1 March 2014, the baby bonus will no longer be available. From 1 March 2014 the NBS, which is an additional component of FTB Part A, will be available for eligible individuals for a period of up to 13 weeks (91 days) to assist with the upfront costs of a new child. The NBS will replace the baby bonus to provide assistance to those families not eligible for or not receiving PLP. For children born or entrusted to care as part of an adoption process on or after 1 March 2014, an individual and/or their partner generally cannot receive PLP and NBS for the same child.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Last reviewed: 11 November 2013