To get Parental Leave Pay you need to meet a work test.
To get Parental Leave Pay you need to have worked for both:
- 10 of the 13 months before the birth or adoption of your child
- a minimum of 330 hours, around one day a week, in that 10 month period.
Keep in mind, we count 10 months as 295 days and 13 months as 392 days.
You can’t have more than a 12 week gap between each work day in that 10 month period.
If coronavirus (COVID-19) affected your work, you may be able to use an extended work test when you claim. If you’re eligible, you’ll be able to use work you did before COVID-19 affected your employment.
Some exceptions to the work test apply for pregnancy related illness, complications and premature birth. A Dangerous Jobs provision may also apply.
Read more about exceptions to the work test.
Page last updated: 15 September 2021
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