You may be eligible if you or your partner:

  • care for your child at least 2 nights per fortnight, or have 14% care
  • are liable for fees for care provided at an approved child care service, and
  • meet the residency rules

Your child must also:

If your child attends secondary school, you may still be eligible if they are:

  • 13 or younger , or
  • 14 to 18 with disability

In these circumstances, you must provide evidence as to why your child cannot be unsupervised. You also need to confirm an adult is unable to care for the child during this time. 

Payment is based on the following income thresholds