How is the parental benefit affected if the mother and father of a child are on parental leave together for two months?

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Parents will be given the option of taking two months of maternity, paternity or parental leave together and receiving the parental benefit for this period at the same time. But, the total period of payment of the parental benefit will be reduced proportionately by the number of days for which the parents received the parental benefit at the same time.

Therefore, if a mother and a father with a previous employment relationship have a joint entitlement to the parental benefit for 605 calendar days, and they decide to receive 60 days of the parental benefit at the same time, they will receive the parental benefit for 545 days because they have received 60 days of the parental benefit at the same time.

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