Not sure what I should do in my situation, I work 15hrs a fortnight and have done since January, before than it was 10hrs a fortnight. I thought I would not be eligible for PPL but I recently looked it up & saw that I just need to have worked 330hrs in the 10 month period leading up to baby's birth, so I've worked out I'll do around 290. Work is pretty flexible so I could do a few extra shifts here and there to get me up to the 330 which of course would be great to get the PPL. Not sure if I can do it like that though, has anyone been through anything similar?
Also with PPL it would take my income estimate for next financial year up $5000 on this year, and I've done the online estimate and basically with ftb and rent assistance etc I'll only be getting about $100 less a fn if I do get the PPL, but I read that you can't get FTB B while you are receiving PPL. Anyone know if this is true or anything about it?
With my last DD i still got the $4000 baby bonus so when I worked out the ppl and then my ftb payments I was only $500 better off so I decided to just go with the baby bonus. I worked more when preg with her. I called Centrelink about it and they were soo confusing so I thought I'd see if anyone on here had any experience with these issues before I spend an hour on hold trying to call Centrelink
Thanks in advance