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    Default Anyone know if I can get help from centrelink if I finish work earlier than expected

    I'm new at this so don't know if I'm posting In the correct place?
    Im 32 weeks, first pregnancy, blood pressure slightly elevated, headaches all week and finally I passed out this morning while at work.
    I still have 5 weeks left before I am due to go on maternity leave but I don't think I'm going to last that long.
    Has anyone here been in the same position? Is there any help I can get from centrelink if I do have to finish work early?
    Thanks for any help anyone can give.

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    You can start your maternity leave early on medical grounds but will only be entitled to 52 weeks leave from when it does start.

    Some employers will let you use accrued sick leave for the period between now and when you would have ordinarily gone on leave, but they don't have to.

    If you fainted I'm sure your Dr would be happier if you weren't working!!

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    Just realised I didn't actually answer your question but no, unfortunately I'm not sure there is anything Centrelink can assist with. Will you get the PPL? Can't access it until after the birth though.

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    Thank you for your reply, I have spent all day on the phone with centrelink and they can help me with 180 a fortnight that's it! Looks like the hubby will have to pick up a few extra shifts at work.

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    Have you asked work about alternate duties?


 

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