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 (1.1.M.120). An alternative income support payment such as NSA may be payable to the other member of the couple, depending upon their individual circumstances.
PPP is a social security benefit. It is paid at the same rate and has the same income and assets test as other benefits, such as NSA. Recipients of PPP are also eligible for a HCC.
Act reference: SSAct section 18 PP definitions
Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.P.53 Parenting payment (single) (PPS), 220.127.116.11 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description, 3.5.1 PP - Qualification & Payability, 18.104.22.168 PPP Income & Assets Tests & Limits, 22.214.171.124 PP - Current Rates
Last reviewed: 2 January 2013