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Maternity Pay Income Test Q

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#1 mochajoes

Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:14 PM

Hi All,
  We are expecting our first baby late April, my company doesn't have a maternity policy and we're hoping we'd be eligible for the government parental leave scheme.

Ii have yet to still do my tax return from 2015/2016, but will my income means test for parental leave be based on this?.

Only reason i ask is my income situation has significantly changed for 2016/2017 so not sure which year they'll use to assess eligibility.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!.

Thanks in advance!

#2 Fresh Start

Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:15 PM

Generally it is the financial year before baby is born. So 15/16 for a baby born in 16/17.

#3 EMM1979

Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:07 PM

It's the previous full financial year prior to birth so if Bub is due April it will be the 15/16 FY

#4 mochajoes

Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:59 PM

thanks everyone!

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