How your payments are impacted
What can impact Parental Leave Pay.
To get Parental Leave Pay, you must be on leave or not working. This is from when you become your child's primary carer until the end of your Paid Parental Leave period.
If you and your employer agree, you can keep in touch with your workplace without losing your Parental Leave Pay.
You can perform occasional tasks to check on your business or to ensure it stays operational. This is only when you need to for the period you’re on leave.
Parental Leave Pay is part of your taxable income. It can affect some payments and services.
There are some changes that may affect you if you get family payments.
Page last updated: 16 September 2019
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