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1.1.C.145 Continuous flexible period


A continuous flexible period refers to a period of consecutive flexible PPL days that are week days immediately following the end of an individual's PPL period. It starts on the first week day immediately following the end of an individual's PPL period and ends on the last day of the continuous flexible period, or the day before the child's first birthday, whichever is earlier.

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

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

Act reference: PPLAct section 6A When a person has a continuous PPL period and the person's continuous flexible period

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