1.1.R.30 Relevant PPL income limit

Definition

To be eligible for PLP or DAPP, the claimant must satisfy the income test. The income test is satisfied if the person's ATI for the reference income year is not more than the relevant PPL income limit (1.1.P.190).

The amount is adjusted on 1 July each year commencing from 1 July 2017.

If the person is a PLP primary claimant, the relevant PPL income limit is the income limit that applies on the earlier of the day the person made the claim and the day the child was born.

If the person is a PLP secondary claimant, the relevant PPL income limit is the income limit that applies on the earlier of the day the person made the claim and the day the person became the child's primary carer.

If the person is a DAPP claimant, the relevant PPL income limit is the limit that applies on the earlier of the day the person made the claim and the person's nominated start date.

Sections 275 and 276 change how the PPLAct applies to an adopted child and how the Act applies to claims made in exceptional circumstances. For example, section 275 changes the reference to the child's DOB to the date of placement of an adopted child. Section 276 changes the child's DOB to the day a person became a child's primary carer in exceptional circumstances.

Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 40 The relevant PPL income limit (PLP), section 115CJ The relevant PPL income limit (DAPP), section 275 How this Act applies to an adopted child, section 276 How this Act applies to claims made in exceptional circumstances

PPL Rules

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.3 PPL Scheme Income Test for PLP

Last reviewed: 21 September 2015