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    Default Returning to work - notifying Centrelink??

    Hi everyone, I was just hoping someone could help me as I can't seem to find the information I need on the Centrelink website (and have been on hold for ages). I'm not sure how to word this right and possibly I'm over thinking but anyway....

    I received Paid Parental Leave from the govt and have returned to work 1 day a week (so usually works out about 6-8 hrs a week). I went online to notify Centrelink of my returning to work but it says you don't need to until you are working more than 10hrs a week on average over a 4 wk period BUT you can choose to let them know if you want to.

    What I'm wondering is the implications if:
    a) I don't let them know I'm back at work because I'm working under the required hours - and
    B) if I do choose to let them know - does this affect anything?

    We are hoping to have a second child within in the next 2 years (fingers crossed) and I want to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave asap so I want to make sure that I meet the requirements in terms of being employed for the right length of time etc (obviously I'll need to up my hours a tad).

    So really what I'm asking is does the date I nominate as return to work date affect the timing of being eligible for Paid Parental Leave.

    I think I've made that as clear as mud :-)

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    Default Returning to work - notifying Centrelink??

    I would just let them know incase.. Centrelink are a PITA!! Just to avoid paying any money back

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    Default Returning to work - notifying Centrelink??

    And sorry I don't know anything about working/maternity leave but I'd assume if it did affect anything you'd get baby bonus?

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    I'm in a similar situation and I am letting them know - to say any dramas. If your child is in daycare it also means you can get it at a reduced rate if they know.

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    my understanding is that if you are still getting payments you have to tell centre link. You can only work 10 days in total while you are receiving PPL. Once you work more days they cut you off.
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    Default Re: Returning to work - notifying Centrelink??

    You have a maximum of 10 paid keeping in touch days allowed during the 18week paid leave. Anymore an centrelink classify as youve returned to work and cease payments.
    Better to let them know so you dont have to pay any money back to them... Just in case :-)
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