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    Default PPL question.....help!

    I haven't yet started receiving my PPL because I elected to start it later as I had maternity leave to use first. Now my boss has asked if I'll work one day a week next year and I'd quite like to. Does this mean I'd forfeit my PPL even though I could have been claiming it since june this year?? Kicking myself that I didn't take it at the same time as maternity leave. Financially it's silly to forfeit PPL when I won't earn as much working one day a week. All help appreciated, I need to make a decision on work quickly. Thanks

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    You can't get Ppl if you're working. I'm taking mine along with mat leave as I took mat leave at half pay I will also be getting Pplon top starting next pay. Why don't you start getting it now and apply or take it when mat leave runs out.

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    If you go back to work, even one day a week, you will lose the PPL. I would elect to start taking it now and if you have been surviving without the extra income so far just put the PPL straight into savings for when you do go back to work and will only be getting the income from your one day a week.

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    Yeah I can start it now but would only get 8 weeks instead of 18 before I go back to work. Normally I wouldn't make a decision based on money, more on lifestyle choice, but we are running short trying to finish house build with new twins! Tricky....

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    You can "work" one day a week for 10 weeks. If you work more than that, you will lose ppl.

    http://www.humanservices.gov.au/busi...eping-in-touch

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    Quote Originally Posted by beetee View Post
    If you go back to work, even one day a week, you will lose the PPL. I would elect to start taking it now and if you have been surviving without the extra income so far just put the PPL straight into savings for when you do go back to work and will only be getting the income from your one day a week.
    Not true. I went back to work one day a week and didn't lose ppl

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT256 View Post
    Yeah I can start it now but would only get 8 weeks instead of 18 before I go back to work. Normally I wouldn't make a decision based on money, more on lifestyle choice, but we are running short trying to finish house build with new twins! Tricky....

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    This should be fine. Start it now, and as I said, you can work one day a week for 10 weeks without losing ppl. Any more than 10 and you lose ppl.

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    Unfortunately my employer won't give the Keeping In Touch days. Pretty mean since it's a government job! Otherwise this would be great. I don't know how they can say no but they do. I received a letter stating that they don't give them because there isn't yet a policy for their use.....whatever that means! I think it's government speak for "we are being cheapskates" HA! Back to the drawing board....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT256 View Post
    Unfortunately my employer won't give the Keeping In Touch days. Pretty mean since it's a government job! Otherwise this would be great. I don't know how they can say no but they do. I received a letter stating that they don't give them because there isn't yet a policy for their use.....whatever that means! I think it's government speak for "we are being cheapskates" HA! Back to the drawing board....

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    Centrelink won't know if it is keeping in Touch or not and you nor your employer need to notify centrelink. You just go into work, get paid your usual rate and it won't impact on your ppl unless it's more than 10 days. They will be none the wiser.

    I know it's not ideal to do it this way but it's an option. Centrelink do not contact you or your employer.

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    No it's probably because keeping in touch days are still a grey area in terms of how the PPL legislation interacts with the FWA.

    You cannot absolutely get paid keeping in touch days and keep your entitlement to paid PPL. I wouldn't risk it.

    Totally ridiculous how this hasn't really been thought through.

    Also the purpose of keeping in touch days aren't to do regular work - it's for attending meeting, training, etc


 

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