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Western Australia - Glossary Term

Supporting Parent's Benefit (1977 - )


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

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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, p.3..

Prepared by: Debra Rosser