You can choose to change from Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement to Parental Leave Pay if you think it's a better option for you.
If you decide Parental Leave Pay is a better option for you, you can claim Parental Leave Pay as early as 3 months before your child's expected date of birth or adoption or as late as 52 weeks after their birth or adoption. You need to claim within 34 weeks after the birth or adoption to receive the full 18 weeks of Parental Leave Pay.
You can claim Parental Leave Pay even if you have already received Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement. If we find you are eligible for Parental Leave Pay, you will need to pay back Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.
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