New mums and dads receiving parental leave payments are set to get more from July 1. Parents eligible for the government-funded 14-week scheme are currently paid a maximum of $475.16 before tax each week depending on their income. This is being upped to $488.17 a week. The minimum payment is also increasing from $135 to $137.50 weekly. Labour Minister Simon Bridges says the change is to account for the 2.7 per cent increase in the average weekly wage.