The Supporting Parent's Benefit was a Commonwealth allowance that extended income support to single fathers as well as mothers, provided the child was a biological child of the supporting parent. In December 1983, eligibility was extended to single parents who 'had obtained legal custody of a qualifying child'.
1973 - 1977 Supporting Mother's Benefit
1977 - Supporting Parent's Benefit
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 'Submission No. 335 Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies and Practices', in Submissions received by the Committee, Commonwealth of Australia, 2012, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2010-13/commcontribformerforcedadoption/submissions. p.3..
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 2 May 2013