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    Default Question about paid mat leave (government?) etc

    It's been almost 5yrs since I had my son and I'm not sure if we'll go for a 3rd...If we did, what maternity payments/ parenting payments am I entitled too??Last time I received 12 weeks paid mat leave from my employer AND paid leave, minimum wage from the government. Has it changed??

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    It may change. Atm it is 18 (I think) weeks PPL at min wage from the government plus any paid leave from your employer if they have it.

    The current proposal is to get 18 weeks max of employer paid leave and PPL - although I did read theyay change this to 20 weeks.

    So, if I were you I would prepare for the worst and assume you only get 18 weeks of a mix of employer leave and PPL or just PPL.

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    Oh, and any other Centrelink payment is income tested (including partner) so you need to use the calculator for that.

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    There is also dad and partner pay.

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    Dh is self employed so I don't think he'll get anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Dh is self employed so I don't think he'll get anything...
    He does. The dad/partner pay is for 2 continuous weeks of unpaid leave. He gets paid minimum wage. It is really good for those self employed who do not have employer parental leave.

    Eta.

    Dad and partner pay

    https://www.humanservices.gov.au/cus...nd-partner-pay


    Current PPL

    https://www.humanservices.gov.au/cus...ntal-leave-pay
    Last edited by twinklify; 25-11-2016 at 06:53.

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