Hi all, hoping someone may be able to assist me here. I've read all the rules in PPL, re read them and re read them again. I've asked centrelink my question and gotten a few different answers. Here's my situation. I'm pregnant with no 2 due in November. Since October last year I've been teaching casually. I've worked at least one day every month except January and July (provided I don't get called in tomorrow). I'm booked for a day in August making the gap between the last day I worked and the next day I'm booked for less than 8 weeks. My mat leave can start on September 10 and that alone will make up 315 work hours before bub is born. My one problem is this. I worked up until the end of the last term of 2013. Then I didn't work in January and I had a 10 week gap between days. 5 of those weeks were holidays and school was shut so as far as "work weeks" go my "gap" was only about 5 weeks. What do you think my chances are of getting ppl? It was suggested by one advisor at centrelink that I write a letter explaining that the schools are shut as I only missed the cut off by two weeks and if not for the holidays I would've been fine but then another advisor just flat out said "no you don't qualify". The one that told me the flat out no was just reading from the website as I have done many times. If anyone has had experiences similar any advice would be appreciated.