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Budget 2024: The Government has announced FamilyBoost, a proposed new childcare payment to help eligible families with the rising costs of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Find out more:

Follow these steps to apply for your entitlement in myIR.

Gather your information

You will need:

  • your myIR logon details
  • your tax code
  • your bank account number.

If you’re self-employed, you need to have already worked out your average weekly income.

Self-employed people: how to work out your paid parental leave entitlement

Person who gave birth

Please provide evidence from your medical practitioner or midwife of your due date or the baby’s date of birth.

Other primary carers

Please provide 1 of these pieces of evidence:

  • court order (or a certified copy) that places the child in your care
  • a copy of the letter from Oranga Tamariki or Ministry of Social Development confirming the date you will become the primary carer of the child.

If you are unable to provide either of the above, please complete a Statutory declaration - IR880D.

Who can apply for paid parental leave

Complete your application

Log in to myIR to complete your PPL application.

  • If you have registered for PPL in the past, select 'Apply for Paid Parental Leave' from your Paid parental leave account.

If this is your first time applying for PPL, after you’ve logged in to myIR, select the ‘I want to…’ tab then ‘Register for Paid Parental Leave’.

Follow the prompts to complete your request

You'll have a chance to review the information you've entered before submitting the request.

Log in to myIR

What happens next

If you’re eligible for paid parental leave we’ll send you a notice of entitlement that tells you the:

  • amount of your regular fortnightly payments
  • dates when all your payments will be received.

Your first and last payments might be different to your regular fortnightly amounts. These will depend on the start date of your paid parental leave.

If you’re not eligible for paid parental leave, we’ll let you know.

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Last updated: 08 Dec 2023
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