can someone please confirm is "double dipping" if you get paid ppl from your work plus the government scheme?
What if part of our pay went to support PPL (kinda like you can pay salary continuance/work cover pretax) that way it won't be a huge 'burden on the taxpayer/budget' and then the PPL can be a payment of say 6 months full pay or whatever...? Or is it not feasible?
Anyway, I don't think anyone is doing anything illegal by taking the govt PPL and work PPL. I feel bad for those who can't access any of it if it passes. These women work for it. And 3 months work PPL is rather short for those who want to spend more time with bub. Some European countries give PPL for both father and mother up to a year. Talk about equality.
Last edited by bbhope; 13-09-2015 at 16:21.
Ive never accessed PPL, my last Bub was born in 2010. My next ( & last) Bub is due January 2016.
I've been told from Cl that they 'think' it will come in effective for babies born after 1 July 2016. It's not been passed through parliament yet though.
I'm fortunate to work for local government and my employer has a parental leave scheme of 18 weeks full pay or 36 at half pay.
I don't see it as double dipping at all, it gives women the opportunity to spend as much time at home with their baby as possible.
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