welcome Flyladybug to the group sorry to hear of your mc hopefully things settle down and you are again in full swing of TTC very soon. Stacey you end up with more money from the paternity leave pay, fathers now can also access up to 2 weeks paid leave to be with you and cubs
Back to work again tonight only 8 more weeks of night shifts yay.
I do, I never did them by choice and now just cant come off them as none of the other seniors will do any. Sick of being exhausted in the afternoons on weekends on my few days off.
I think depending on where you are currently working, how much you are getting paid and what they will offer you in terms of maternity leave really is the deciding factor is which to go with. For me its a easy decision - baby bonus. I am going into this knowing that there is no 'mat leave' is any form for me. I mean there will be amazing leave further down the line when I am a full time teacher but I think the second option really is a more personalised approach that could see you with your baby for longer with a little more $$.
I also think DF is entitled to a 2 weeks off and paid. As he can use during the first year. Considering the paperwork, for the minimal $$ I doubt he will bother.
Last edited by sprinkelle; 11-02-2013 at 12:50.
This might help. You clearly get more $$ with PPL.
PPL is taxable. BB is not.
Last edited by sprinkelle; 11-02-2013 at 12:55.
I'll be going be PPL as together we earn too much. I get 10 weeks maternity leave from work already so have 28 weeks. Wish could take off more time but with the massive house DF wants that is getting massive as is the amount of money for new furniture and appliances cause he wont wait till after we have moved in the house I wont be able to take off too much time I think just have to see how we go with mortgage repayments and everything else.
Stacey! Thank you for bringing the payments to my attention. I have done a little more research and we are close to $10k richer after baby because of it. I honestly never thought about Centrelink. We are entitled to family tax benefit B, Baby bonus and Dad and partner pay.
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