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    Default Employer paid ML followed by PPL

    Just a question. I am on a 2 year contract and qualify for employer paid ML at full pay for 17 weeks.

    I want to take more time off, so can I take my employer paid ML then take the governments parental leave? I think i read on their website that you can but that seems too good to be true!

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    Yes you can!

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    You definitely can. I'll be doing it.

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    Yep, my sil had paid mat leave through work and that took her up to september, then gov ppl kicked in, which my brother will take until may, since his wife earns more than him, then after that he will stay home and do private swimming lessons in the afternoons and blocks of private lessons on school holidays, except june/july holidays, that way they can get max ftb, both work, and never have to pay for childcare.

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    Sure can. Thats what I have done.

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    I'm planning on taking my work leave at 1/2 pay and then getting the PPL at the same time so I can still have longer off

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    BBoo as long as the PPL doesnt start until the work leave has ended it will be ok. That is my understanding of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Poppers View Post
    BBoo as long as the PPL doesnt start until the work leave has ended it will be ok. That is my understanding of it.
    My PPL has just ended, that went for 18 weeks. I have also at the same time been on maternity leave which I am taking at half pay so it runs for 36 weeks rather than the 18.

    The limitation on PPL is that it cannot be paid to you prior to the birth date of your child (even if you commence mat leave say 3 weeks prior to birth). And you need to utilise it something like within 12 months of giving birth (correct me if I'm wrong on that time limit people's).

    So yep, you can take the two paid leave options at the same time enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melting Mayo View Post
    My PPL has just ended, that went for 18 weeks. I have also at the same time been on maternity leave which I am taking at half pay so it runs for 36 weeks rather than the 18.

    The limitation on PPL is that it cannot be paid to you prior to the birth date of your child (even if you commence mat leave say 3 weeks prior to birth). And you need to utilise it something like within 12 months of giving birth (correct me if I'm wrong on that time limit people's).

    So yep, you can take the two paid leave options at the same time enjoy!

    I stand corrected Melting Mayo. In my case it couldn't start until my paid maternity leave had ended. I split them across 2 tax years as the PPL is taxable income.

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    Okay can I add another factor into the equation? I work full time and I plan I'm starting employer paid ML on July 16th at 38 weeks. However I also study at uni on the side which I will continue to do whilst on ML. Does study effect your PPL payments?


 

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