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QLD Raising Sister's Baby - Claim Paid Parental Leave from Centrelink?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Britnne, 7 April 2016.

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  1. Britnne

    Britnne Active Member

    6 December 2015
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    I will be raising my sister's newborn baby as my own. Consent orders will be made once the baby is born and submitted to family law court in Brisbane.

    I work for Education QLD. They are offering me 14 weeks "special leave", not paid maternity leave as I don't fit in the "birth parent, adoption or surrogacy" category. Can I claim the 18 weeks paid parental leave?

    I have contacted Centrelink on three different occasions and have received three different answers. I have been advised that only if my sister is entitled to this leave in the first place. She then rejects this, so this will come to me and I will have to claim through Centrelink as a "transfer" from the biological parent.

    Will the reason why I am raising my sister's daughter determine the decision?

    I hope this makes sense
  2. Clancy

    Clancy Well-Known Member

    6 April 2016
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    It's not clear why you would not fit the adoption category?

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