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1.1.C.145 Continuous flexible period


A continuous flexible period refers to a period of flexible PPL days for which a person has been found payable or initially eligible for, and which consists of at least 40 consecutive flexible PPL days that are weekdays. It starts on the first day in that period and ends on the last day in that period, or the day before the child's first birthday, whichever is the earliest.

If an employer determination is made, employers will pay instalments during the individual's continuous flexible period.

A continuous flexible period cannot include flexible PPL days that are weekends and payable to the person. A continuous flexible period will end on the last weekday before a payable weekend day.

Act reference: PPLAct section 71A When a person has a continuous flexible period

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