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    Default Paid Parental Leave or Baby Bonus

    Im just after a bit of clarification on a couple of things and was trying to avoid ringing the FAO and sitting on hold for half an hour.

    I'm currently only working 12 hours a week and will be finishing work at the end of June. I qualify for PPL and assumed the government would give me the $250.00/week I am currently earning (for 18 weeks). However what I can gather from their website is that i will in fact get the minimum wage, which is five hundered and something dollars per week. Is this right??

    Why would anyone who has been working choose to take the Baby Bonus option which is $5294.00 when the PPL is far greater??

    Is there something I'm missing??

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    Ppl goes on u and partners income and then it will be taxed on that. So some people are better off with baby bonus.
    And yes u will get min wage

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    Does anyone know what the income cut off is for PPL if it is a combined family income?

    What is the income cut off for Baby Bonus?

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    The way it works is income based if u+partner = less than 150k a yr ur entitled to choose which u want... HOWEVER the PPL is only eligible for those who hav worked more than 300hrs in the last 12mths... So sum people don't hav the option to take the PPL

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    There's a calculator online that u can use to work out which is best for u n ur family.... I can't remember the website but if u google it u'll find the link on centrelinks website

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    you also get taxed on ppl but no tax on baby bonus and you don't get family tax benefit b if you get ppl so for some families the baby bonus is a better option

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    i didn't realise PPL was taxed, so the government gives it to you in one hand and takes some back in the other. Makes total sense!


 

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