How is my service credited?
Your employer provides QLeave with a return each quarter detailing your earnings and either confirming your continued engagement in the industry or your start and/or finish dates. If you perform community services work in a return period, you'll be credited with one days' service for each day in that return period, whether or not you engaged in work on a particular day.
For example -
- If a return period is 92 days in length and you only perform community services work one day per week during the 92 day period, you'll be credited with 92 days service for the return period, even though you only perform eligible work on 13 of the days.
- If there are four return periods during your engagement period and you only perform community services work during three of them, you'll be credited with service for the total number of days in each of the three return periods during which you engaged in work activities.
If however, you stop working in the community service industry (even for only a few days of the return period), you'll be credited for only those days you were actually employed. For example, if you stop working for an employer on a Monday and are not engaged by another employer until Thursday, you won't be credited for the Tuesday and Wednesday.
You can't be credited for any time you aren't engaged in work in the community services industry, even if you work on most days in a return period.