Mine wouldn't have taken so long if I'd taken the forms in myself. From memory I think they were the ones they give you in the hospital (hard to remember the newborn haze 4.5 years on!)? I mailed them in and they got lost - they were eventually found in another Centrelink office over an hour away :/
Definitely get the app and you just upload a photo of the proof of birth, quickest/safest way to do it I think mine was about 2 weeks doing it that way?
Yup I have the app! Sounds like it is the way to go. 2 weeks post birth I'll be ringing them to plead my case. PPL is GREAT, especially for casuals like me with no access to employer maternity benefits, just needs a bit of a tweak I reckon. Some portion of it as a pre-bub leave etc.
Sounds like it's so much easier nowadays! I'm sure you won't have any troubles OP
DS2 was born 11/7 I submitted 18/7 it was approved 3/8. I didn't start mine until 26/9 as I had paid holidays until then. First payment went in 11/10 and was backpaid to 26/9 and paid weekly by work as I'm on weekly
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