Parenthood Assistance Payment Outline


Passed in the 2018-19 Budget, Government’s $1,000 Parenthood Assistance Payment is dedicated to helping low-income Fijian families to cover the costs of having and raising a newborn child. Launching on 1 August, the programme will help parents not only cover the cost of childrearing during infancy and upon entering primary school, it will also establish a solid financial foundation for the child to benefit from and build upon for the rest of his or her life.

Registration is purposefully mother-driven, as this programme aims to empower Fijian mothers and drive a cultural shift toward female-led financial stewardship in Fiji. Special provisions will be made for situations in which the mother is unable to apply. 

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