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    Default Paid Parental Leave - Not returning to work

    I was just wondering, if you have claimed on the government paid parental scheme and decide not to return to work, do you have to pay this money back? I have looked on the internet but cant seem to find any info.

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    Nope, it's yours as far as I'm aware. Hopefully someone corrects me if I'm wrong. You would be entitled to the baby bonus if you didn't have paid maternity leave so if anything they would only be able to ask for the difference of the two payments.

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    I've checked out the Family Assistance Office website and there is nothing about not returning to work.
    But it does say, if your circumstances change, notify them immediately.
    You may be able to transfer to the baby bonus ??

    This part is off the Centrelink website:

    From the time you become the primary carer of your child until the end of your Paid Parental Leave period, you will need to let the Family Assistance Office know if any of the following occur:

    you return to work
    your child is no longer in your care, or
    your employment ceases, if you are receiving Parental Leave Pay from your employer
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    Definitely do not have to pay it back.

    I met the work requirements to allow me to claim PPL but then took a voluntary redundancy payment at around 28 weeks pregnant.

    One of the questions in the online app is whether you plan to return to work or not and you just select 'no'.

    When I had DD and sent in my paperwork someone from CL actually rang me to confirm I wasn't returning to work and then my payment ms started the next day!

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    Hi, I'm Marian, I work for Centrelink.

    As long as you meet the Paid Parental Leave work test and are eligible for the payment, there is no requirement that you must return to work. The PPL would be paid by the Family Assistance Office, and not your employer.

    There's a handy Q&A page about Paid Parental Leave on the Centrelink website here; http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/individuals/ppl_working_parents_qa.htm

    Hope that helps.

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    Hi, Can anyone tell me, if the Paid Parental Leave payment is affected if you plan on returning to work but the business/workplace shuts down during the period of the paid parental leave?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariansm View Post
    Hi, I'm Marian, I work for Centrelink.

    As long as you meet the Paid Parental Leave work test and are eligible for the payment, there is no requirement that you must return to work. The PPL would be paid by the Family Assistance Office, and not your employer.

    There's a handy Q&A page about Paid Parental Leave on the Centrelink website here; http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/individuals/ppl_working_parents_qa.htm

    Hope that helps.
    Sorry to be annoying but i've been looking everywhere on the centrelink site for the PPL claiming form to start the claiming process as I have less than 3 months left of pregnancy.

    Could you give me a link for it maybe?

    Thank you xo

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    Hi Jenrose, I claimed online using Centrelink's online services: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/interne...s/os_claim.htm

    The maroony colour box on the RH side of the page should take you there.

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    I think you have to go to the Family Assistance Office Website to do the online form. You have to make a login http://www.familyassist.gov.au/online-services/

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    Thank you!!


 

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