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    She did give birth in Australia, she went over seas to see her family for one month,
    I will check whether they can back pay the money or not,
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    so in that case, It would be best for me to apply for baby bonus, not PPL. they told me that I can tick both the options, and which ever is more eligible they will approve that.
    One thing I was not sure, that baby bonus is backdated, or there is no such thing for that?
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    It shouldn't be a problem for Baby Bonus as that doesn't get changed by working status. She does qualify for Paid Parental Leave, but I'm not sure if it can be backdated to the birth of the bub. They stop paying on return to work, so if that's when bub is 17 weeks old, then you only get 17 of the possible 18 weeks paid. If the start date of Paid Parental Leave is going to be now (which I suspect it will be given that you've just done all the forms) then she would only get 2 weeks pay and then it would stop and she wouldn't get the baby bonus instead, so that wouldn't work out well for you at all!

    Don't let Centrelink choose for you. She's eligible for both, but that's not the same as working out which one is best for you - that's very different.

    You haven't missed out completely. At worst she'll get the Baby Bonus. At best she might be able to get the PPL backdated to the birth & get the full entitlement.

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    Just to clarify...Is paid parental lave paid out in installments or in bulk??

    I'm hoping it gets paid out in installments..can you choose how you want to me paid?

    Haven't applied yet...but will be doing so in the next few weeks

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    Mine was in bulk, which I prefer. Would much rather it was off-setting my mortgage than with the Government!

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    Mine was paid in fortnightly installments. Centrelink forwarded the PPL to my employer and they paid it to me on my normal payday. It depends on when you want it to start - if you want it dated from the birth of your bub you'll probably get some in bulk as they'll 'back pay' it. Mine started six months after DS was born so plenty of time to process it.

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    Hi there, I work with the Department of Human Services in a team that responds to questions about Centrelink payments and services on social media sites like this one. I just wanted to clarify that both Parental Leave Pay and Baby Bonus are paid in instalments, unless, as some people have pointed out, some of it needs to be back-paid.

    Parental Leave Pay, which allows eligible working parents to get 18 weeks of government funded Parental Leave Pay at the rate of the National Minimum Wage (currently $606.50 per week before tax), is paid to you by your employer the same way they normally pay your wages. If your employer does not need to do this or you’re self-employed, we’ll pay you directly in fortnightly instalments.Baby Bonus, which is currently $5,000 per eligible child, is paid in 13 fortnightly instalments (please note, amounts current at date of posting). There's a handy factsheet which compares Parental Leave Pay and Baby Bonus here: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/publications/fpr058


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    ^wonderful, Thanks so much

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