Special circumstances and Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay work test

29 October 2021

You may now meet the Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay work test if you’re affected by special circumstances.

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If you’ve been affected by special circumstances, you may now be eligible for Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay. This is if any of the following affected your ability to work during the work test period:

  • family and domestic violence
  • a serious medical condition, for either yourself or an immediate family member you care for
  • a natural disaster declared by the Commonwealth or a state or territory.

The special circumstance changes apply from 4 September 2021.

Please contact us if any of these apply to you or if you have already made a claim. Contact our families line to discuss your circumstances.

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Read more about special circumstance exceptions to the work test for either:

Page last updated: 8 November 2021