Paid Parental Leave - You must of worked 41 weeks or 300 hours within the 13 months before the baby is born to qaulify, you cannot lapse more than 8 weeks without working 1 day. This is also taxed so therefore will go against your income for the year.
Baby Bonus - You must not earn more than $75k within 6 months after the baby is born. Untaxed.
More often than not the paid parental leave is more beneficial as that totals $10k, where as the baby bonus is only $5k, after the 1st of July if this is your second or more child then the baby bonus drops down to $3k.
Haha sorry for the long story the only reason I know all of this is because I have had to investigate to see if im entitled to any!!
When I finish work next week and adding my AL and RDO's onto the end of it I have worked 44 weeks, so I just scrape in, the baby bonus we are not entitled to as DH earns to much!
Hope this helps!!
Oh MCB I wish!!! It's my last day NEXT Friday!
Oh and why do you have to pay for your dating scan?? It should be covered by medicare no?
I ask that as I am pretty sure I will be resigning soon, especially after what I have put up with today
So bloody confusing!!
Yes you should be fine, as long as you work 300 hours within 13 months prior - 300 hours isnt very much I think its works out to be about 3 days per month, based on 8 hours a day. The only thing you really need to worry about is the 8 week lapse.
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