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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCarts View Post
    Yes I filled out all of the relevant forms way before the birth of my son and submitted them so they were ready to go, all I needed to do when he did arrive was submit the proof of birth from the hospital and it was approved very quickly.


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    I didn't no you could do that. My 20 page form with page for midwife attached was just given to me in hospital. How did you get the form beforehand?
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    Hmm thanks for the input. The payroll lady at my office said "don't call & hassle me"! She reckons it's taken up to 8 weeks for some other staff to have payments coming through & our pay cycle is weekly. I think I will call centrelink 3 weeks after submitting the proof of birth & get on their case. Problem is they are so useless you get a different answer from every different centrelink employee!

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    I rang several times in the last 10 weeks and yes got a different response every time. All they said the last time I rang was it's being processed it won't be long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    I didn't no you could do that. My 20 page form with page for midwife attached was just given to me in hospital
    Oh no! Really? That is the same form I am talking about, only the back page had to be filled out by my midwife. All the rest I had already done earlier online on the centrelink website. I rang centrelink when I was pregnant and they suggested I do it. I just got an online password etc and filled out on my computer at home. Once I sent it off, my work received their paper work and they sent of my work details.
    That sucks for you it certainly was easier to do it all before hand and then take a quick pic of that back page and hit send on my phone. Made my payment come through faster than I thought too. Definitely remember for next time!!


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    Yeah that sucks that no one suggested to do that. What I hated the most was that it was basically the same questions as the initial 47 page application

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    Grrr I hate it, you seem to answer the same questions over an over again. Each person tells you something different and customer service is appalling.


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    My ppl took about 8 weeks to come through from my employer after proof of birth was provided (could have been 6 weeks but centrelink missed my employers pay cut off by a day or so) .

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    They are crazy. If only they told me I could fill out the proof of birth form beforehand

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    I chose to receive mine when DS was around 7 months old (towards the end of my employer paid leave). I posted that horrific paperwork back to them when he was 1 week old. Got the letter from them staying 'taiyed your PPL will start on x date, it's all approved blah blah' within a couple of weeks. Low and behold DS turned 7 months old, x date came and went. It took them 8 weeks after 'x date' to start giving my employer the money so that they could pay me! Urgh!

    ETA I think with centrelink there really isn't consistency with these things. I know people who got their payments very quickly.
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    I got my payment before DD was 2 weeks old and I hadn't prefilled any paperwork (because they only let you do it 3 months out from your due date and DD was born earlier than that) BUT I called and spoke to a really nice woman who I think felt very sorry for my situation, she personally followed it up and ensured it was paid. That was direct paid from centrelink though so may made a difference.

    So agree with PP, very inconsistent!


 

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