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    Default Dad and Partner Pay

    Hi, just wondering what the rules are around the dad and partner pay? I am taking the PPL so can DH take his 2 weeks as well? Or does my PPL get cut to 16 weeks to account for his 2 week pay? Thanks for any advice/experience anyone can provide!

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    They are treated separately, so you can have both.

    Your 18 weeks does not impact on the 2 week dad pay. In addition you can also transfer some of your 18 weeks to your partner if you like

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    As pp days, it's completely separate so doesn't affect your ppl at all. It is also In addition to any paid parental leave they receive from work. My DH took 1 week paid leave from work when dd was born, then took his 2 weeks partner pay around 6 months in (you can take it anytime in the first 12 months)

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    Just wanted to add it's completely through centrelink and doesn't really involve the employer at all. DH works for government and they were a bit confused and in the end he went in the system as 2 weeks leave without pay and centrelink paid him money for the 2 week period

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    Hi ladies how much does your partner have to earn under to get the partner pay?

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    It's not means tested so available to anyone working. It's roughly 600 a week for two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daptoamy View Post
    It's not means tested so available to anyone working. It's roughly 600 a week for two weeks.
    Just looked into this a bit further, and this what the govt website says:
    And you:
    • are able to meet residence requirements
    • provide care for a child born or adopted from 1 January 2013
    • had an individual adjusted taxable income of $150,000 or less in the financial year either before the date of your claim or the date your Dad and Partner Pay period starts (whichever is earlier)
    • meet the work test, which requires you to have worked for:
      • at least 10 of the 13 months before the date your Dad and Partner Pay period starts, and
      • at least 330 hours in that 10 month period (just over a day a week), with no more than an eight week gap between two consecutive working days, and

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    Oops sorry about that my bad

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    Can you both be getting PPL at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandramm1 View Post
    Can you both be getting PPL at the same time?
    Nope.


 

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