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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone can give me insight if I would be entitled to paid parental leave from centre link for my 2nd child?

    I went on maternity leave on the 11th July 2014 for my 1st had been with my employer for 13 months. Returned to work 20th April 2015 19 hours a week and will most probably go on leave again at the end of Jan 2016.

    Will I be entitled to paid parental leave from centre link? Also do I count my maternity leave period into my length of service with my employer?

    Thanks for any information you provide.

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    It only counts towards the PPL work test if you were on paid leave.
    Last edited by ChelleBH; 22-06-2015 at 16:22.

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    I only had 18 weeks paid parental leave in that break

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    Apr-Jan is only 9 months...

    I believe you have to have worked for 10 months prior to the birth of your child AND 330+hours in that 10 months.

    Unless you can count your previous PPL period as part of it?

    http://www.humanservices.gov.au/cust...ntal-leave-pay

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    It's has to be 10 months and over. I was 5 days off (went back to work 3 days a week) and didn't get it.

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    Geez I think this will be the same for me. Damn I'm due the 16/2 so unless I work right up until I go I may get it. I do believe I could get my doctor to write a letter saying there was a reason why I couldn't complete the 10 month period but still I think I'm pushing my luck.

    What about my entitlements with my employer - do they have to hold my job open?

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    When did PPL/employer paid maternity leave conclude? The way I read it is that you'd need to have worked, or had PPL for at least 10 months of the prior 13 months with no less that 8 weeks in between each. So, April-Jan is 9 months, you'd need to have been paid in Feb or March to make the extra month, if that makes sense..

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    No my ppl ended in December 2014 oh well it's not meant to be.

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    That's still within 13 months so while there would be a longer than allowable gap between your two paid 'working days' I would still apply. It doesn't hurt. It seems silly to miss out by such a short period of time

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    Yes agreed i mean I can try and work right up till my due date and I think I will meet the work test cause I started back on the 20/4 and am due 16/2 so if I can hang out till then I may get it. If not I might ask my doctor to cover me for 2 weeks


 

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