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    Default Centrelink Dad & Partner pay

    Just curious to see if anyone's partner has accessed this entitlement whilst on maternity leave?

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    My hubby took it while I was on maternity leave in 2013

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    Yep my DH got it in July this year when our DD was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    My hubby took it while I was on maternity leave in 2013
    Am i right that if your partner takes 2 weeks off work to help after the birth of your child he gets some benefit from Centrelink? My hubby is self employed so just trying to work it out to see if he is entitled to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsLadyBugg View Post
    Am i right that if your partner takes 2 weeks off work to help after the birth of your child he gets some benefit from Centrelink? My hubby is self employed so just trying to work it out to see if he is entitled to it.
    Yes 2 weeks at minimum wage must be on unpaid leave I think.. Not sure about self employed status though

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Yes 2 weeks at minimum wage must be on unpaid leave I think.. Not sure about self employed status though
    Thanks, i honestly had never heard of this entitlement before, wonder how many other people haven't either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsLadyBugg View Post
    Am i right that if your partner takes 2 weeks off work to help after the birth of your child he gets some benefit from Centrelink? My hubby is self employed so just trying to work it out to see if he is entitled to it.
    It is depends on your partners income though. They need to have earned under a certain amount, I can't recall how much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsLadyBugg View Post
    Am i right that if your partner takes 2 weeks off work to help after the birth of your child he gets some benefit from Centrelink? My hubby is self employed so just trying to work it out to see if he is entitled to it.
    Yep 2 weeks at minimum wage pay. Needs to be taken within 12 months of bubs being born. Partner can be on leave at the time.

    DH took it in 2013 and will be again within the 12 months (dd2 was born 6 weeks ago).

    The appeal is it won't chew into your partner's leave at work- but being self employed that won't matter.

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    My self employed hubby took it in January this year. He wasn't working much around Ruby's birth because I was sick while I was preg, otherwise we wouldn't have bothered as he gets more money from working. We just picked a couple of weeks that he didn't work at all and claimed for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    It is depends on your partners income though. They need to have earned under a certain amount, I can't recall how much.
    I think it's around $150k. You can't be paid by your employer at the same time though.

    My DH also took part of my paid parental leave and I went back to work.

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