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    Heaps of working mums don't get FTB A or B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Heaps of working mums don't get FTB A or B.
    True, must have coffee before answering any further q's

    Must be the ppl v's the baby bonus then, can't think of where else there is a discrepency.

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    Op said she had returned to work/was currently working so ppl v bb isn't relivant.

    FTb a&b are based on household income and if anything a working mum would lose those benefits before a sahm

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    If it is ppl v bb then I don't actually see them as comparable in any way shape or form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    Op said she had returned to work/was currently working so ppl v bb isn't relivant.

    FTb a&b are based on household income and if anything a working mum would lose those benefits before a sahm
    Sorry for not making it clear but I was talking about the ppl and BB.

    I agree with others, they aren't comparable. I just know many sahm who don't think it's fair. That their job is being a mum and that should be recognised with the same sort of payments as what working mums get.

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    I find that really unbelievable.

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    PPL was brought in so that more mums could stay home longer with their babies. Kind of suggests that being a SAHM is MORE valuable, doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I find that really unbelievable.
    Agreed!

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    The idea behind PPL is to support women to have babies with minimal disruption to their current life situation. It's not to pay parenting as a job - it isn't a job! Without PPL many women would be losing an income they would still otherwise have if not having a baby so that would be unfair. If a woman wasn't working before having a baby then they are not losing income once the baby is born. It's to supplement income, not create an income! Your friends are thinking about it all wrong!

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    What do u find unbelievable?

    First time around I got ppl. This time I don't qualify so don't get it.

    I'm ok with that and see bb as a nice extra benefit rather then an entitlement for work I have done.

    Ppl is just that. Paid leave from employment. If I work I generally earn four weeks holiday pay pa. if I don't work I don't expect the government to make an equal payment.


 

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