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    Hi

    I'm 36 weeks pregnant and supposed to be going on Maternity Leave in 3 weeks. My maternity leave will be unpaid but I will be claiming the PPL from Centrelink. I've just been informed unofficially that they are going to terminate me before I go on Maternity Leave. Does anyone know if I'm still entitled to the PPL as I would have met the working requirements?

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    Default Termination and PPL

    Yes you will still be entitled to ppl, as long as you have been working for 10 of the prior 13 months. I quit my job at 37 weeks and still got it.

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    You also need to have worked 500 hours in that time (a bit more then 1 day a week)

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    Sorry to hear that they will be terminating you. That's horrible for timing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaliyahsmummy View Post
    You also need to have worked 500 hours in that time (a bit more then 1 day a week)
    I do meet the work test. It's actually 330 hours not 500 hours.

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    Default Termination and PPL

    Yes and you claim it directly from centrelink rather than getting it paid thru your employer- so just lodge your forms and in the employment section put in your work history then explain you aren't returning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BabyMama View Post
    I do meet the work test. It's actually 330 hours not 500 hours.
    That what I thought i was told/ read as well!! but when I filled out the forms it kept saying have you worked 500...I'm so confused nowEta: went back in to my claim and it says have you worked at least 500 hours...if you answer no you have to write how many hours you have done. Centrelink sure like to keep it simple!But for you: is says have you worked x hours in a 10 month period in the since (1 year prior to you wanting to take the leave) so you will get it
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    I'm pretty sure you can lodge all paper work online. I went in there the other day to register and grab part work..
    They said its all done online..
    You will be entitled to it, regardless

    Take your work to unfair dismissal???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goanaspaner View Post
    I'm pretty sure you can lodge all paper work online. I went in there the other day to register and grab part work..
    They said its all done online..
    You will be entitled to it, regardless

    Take your work to unfair dismissal???
    You can only claim unfair dismissal if your dismissal was unfair of course.

    OP - what are the reasons?

    Pregnancy doesn't mean you cannot be terminated (contrary to public opinion!). You just can't be terminated BECAUSE you're pregnant (or anything related). If, for example, an employee was a poor performer and was pregnant, they could still be terminated for poor performance. It goes without saying that the performance issues would need to be genuine.

    OP - not suggesting this is what has happened with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaliyahsmummy View Post
    That what I thought i was told/ read as well!! but when I filled out the forms it kept saying have you worked 500...I'm so confused nowEta: went back in to my claim and it says have you worked at least 500 hours...if you answer no you have to write how many hours you have done. Centrelink sure like to keep it simple!But for you: is says have you worked x hours in a 10 month period in the since (1 year prior to you wanting to take the leave) so you will get it

    I've done the online claim but don't remember them asking how many hours. I got the 330 hours from the Centrelink website.


 

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