My baby was born on last week of December 2011. My wife was working full time permanent employee 14 months prior to that. she took unpaid leave from 1st week of dec 2011. I am fully eligible for 18 weeks paid parental leave. Today we lodged online application and submitted form what was given from hospital for Paid Parental leave. My wife is planing to return back to work in 2 weeks. I was just wondering what will happen now with my paid parental leave. I heard they wont date back the Paid parental leave or Baby bonus. I am bit worried. I guess because of my laziness I wont be able to get full payment of paid parental leave. Is there any other way I could try that. would the Family Tax Benefit be sufficient enough to compansate what I would have missed out on Paid parental leave.
Thanks in Advance,