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We’ll make paid parental leave payments to your bank account each fortnight. We’ll treat these payments like any other income and deduct tax and any other payments, for example student loan, child support or KiwiSaver.

How much your paid parental leave payments will be

If you work for someone else, your payments will match your ordinary pay up to a maximum of $585.80 a week before tax.

If you're self-employed your payments will be either a:

  • maximum payment to match your average earnings up to $585.80 a week before tax, or
  • minimum payment of $177 a week before tax.

You will receive at least the equivalent of 10 hours per week at the minimum wage.