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Hello everyone.
I've been in Australia for 10 years in September - did a working holiday visa, farm work to get my second WHV, then gained sponsorship, then went onto a partner visa with my NZ citizen partner. A year ago, my partner applied for PR and put me on the application (which we are yet to receive.........) Within the next year we want to start trying for a baby and i've read online rules regarding maternity pay which i'm a little confused about.
It states you have to be a resident for 2 or 4 years before being entitled to receive payments and i wondered if this is not applicable given i have resided in Australia for 10 years?
If anyone has any information or contact details of who to speak to that would be great.

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Hello everyone.
I've been in Australia for 10 years in September - did a working holiday visa, farm work to get my second WHV, then gained sponsorship, then went onto a partner visa with my NZ citizen partner. A year ago, my partner applied for PR and put me on the application (which we are yet to receive.........) Within the next year we want to start trying for a baby and i've read online rules regarding maternity pay which i'm a little confused about.
It states you have to be a resident for 2 or 4 years before being entitled to receive payments and i wondered if this is not applicable given i have resided in Australia for 10 years?
If anyone has any information or contact details of who to speak to that would be great.

Thanks :)
You probably need to ask Centrelink this one, as the rules for residence vary a lot.
Being resident in Australia does not always mean you are a resident of Australia.
Even some Centrelink staff might get it wrong, so sometimes you need to ask a few.

Normally you are an Australian resident, for social security purposes, if you live in Australia and are either:
  • an Australian citizen
  • a permanent residence visa holder
  • a protected Special Category visa (SCV) holder.
This information might help to get an accurate answer:

What visa are you on now, and since when?

Is your NZ partner a protected SCV holder ?
 
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