Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:25 AM
The 18 month option works the same as the 12 months regarding sharing the parental leave between the 2 parents.
As for going back early, you can say you will take 18 months and then just take 16th, but I'm pretty sure you don't get the full money in that case (you would miss 2 months). I think you can tell your work however months you are going to take, and tell the government 12 so they pay you in full, and just save the money for the extra 4 months, but I'm not 100% sure.
You should call them though! They are really good at answering this kind of questions. I had to call them because I cut short mine and my husband took extra, so he had to get extra money and I had to return some, and they were great explaining everything.
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