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:
The benefit features include:
Act reference: SSAct section 18 PP definitions
Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.P.52 Parenting payment (partnered) (PPP), 184.108.40.206 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description, 3.5.1 PP - Qualification & Payability, 220.127.116.11 PPS Income & Assets Tests & Limits, 18.104.22.168 PP - Current Rates
Last reviewed: 2 January 2013