(1) A person is qualified for parenting payment if:
(a) the person has at least one PP child (see section 500D); and
(b) the person is an Australian resident; and
(c) in a case where the person is not a member of a couple and does not have at least one PP child who has not turned 6--the person meets any participation requirements that apply to the person under section 500A; and
(ca) in a case where the person is in a class of persons specified by legislative instrument under subsection (2)--the person meets any participation requirements that apply to the person under section 500A; and
(d) at least one of the following conditions is satisfied:
(i) the person is not a member of a couple and the person was not a lone parent at the start of the person's current period as an Australian resident;
(ii) the person has, at any time, been in Australia for a period of, or periods adding up to, at least 104 weeks during a continuous period throughout which the person was an Australian resident;
(iii) the person has a qualifying residence exemption for parenting payment;
(iv) the person satisfies subsection (3).
Note 1: For Australian resident , see section 7. For qualifying residence exemption in relation to parenting payment, see subsection 7(6) and paragraph 7(6AA)(f).
Note 2: If a person is claiming parenting payment under a scheduled international social security agreement, the requirements of this subsection could be modified by section 10 of the Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999 .
Note 3: For lone parent and current period as an Australian resident see subsection 23(1).
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(ca), the Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify a class of persons.
(3) A person satisfies this subsection if the following apply:
(a) before the person made the claim for parenting payment, the person was a family member of another person at the time the other person became a refugee;
(b) the person is a family member of that other person at the time the person made the claim for parenting payment or, if that other person has died, the person was a family member of that other person immediately before that other person died.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3):
(a) family member has the meaning given by subsection 7(6D); and
(b) refugee has the meaning given by subsection 7(6B).