You’ve been sitting at your computer for hours, it’s late and all that sitting is making your back hurt even more. The application for Paid Parental Leave is still not making sense and you are going from page to page trying to figure it out by yourself. The more information that your read, the less sense it makes.
You know you need this income while you’re not working, but you can’t work out if you even qualify for it. The website might as well be in another language and you don’t have the hours to spend on hold to Centrelink.
Don’t waste your time trying to do this by yourself because I’ve worked it all out for you.
I’ve sat where you are right now and as a parent and an accountant, I know exactly what you need to do so you can get your money for Paid Parental Leave and Dad & Partner Pay.
Making Sense of Paid Parental Leave is a downloadable guidebook that helps you get these payments sorted fast. Because we only want to spend quality time with our kids, not stressed about paperwork and having no money.
You think you’re an organised person. You know you can apply for Paid Parental Leave up to 90 days before your due date and since you’ve finished up at work you have lots of time to tick that one off your to do list. Surely it can’t be that hard? You sit down at the computer, expecting to get it done in about 15 minutes, but after 2 hours you’re still at it.
‘But I was selecting Parenting Payments – isn’t that the same as Paid Parental Leave?’
‘Why oh why are they asking me for so much information, I don’t have this stuff ready.’
‘Why isn’t my application progressing? Oh it’s too hard. I’ll go into Centrelink, it will be much easier.’
Not to be outdone by a website, you go in to Centrelink - you and all eight and a half months of belly. They tell you to sit and wait and when your name is finally called…. they direct you to a computer to do your application online. You dragged yourself off the couch for this!!!!!!
Making Sense of Paid Parental Leave can direct you through the entire application process, so you won’t need to get up of your couch to get your application in to Centrelink.$17
• Understand the Work Test • Self Employed • Steps to apply • How you receive it
• What is it • Who can apply • Why it is different from Paid Parental Leave
• What is an Activity • Income Test • Steps to Apply (available soon)
It’s not you; it’s a confusing process. Making Sense of Paid Parental Leave will take you through the process step by step
Once you put in your email address and payment details, you’ll receive an email with the link to download Making Sense of Paid Parental Leave as a pdf.
No waiting for the mail, the information will be in your inbox straight away.
Save it to your computer – or even better, print it out and keep it next to you as you complete your application.
Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.