2.3.1 DAPP Eligibility Overview

Introduction

Chapter 2.3 outlines the circumstances in which a person may be eligible for DAPP.

From 1 January 2013, Australia's PPL scheme was expanded to include a new payment for dads or partners. DAPP provides eligible working dads or partners with a 2 week payment at the rate of the NMW. To be payable, a person must make an effective claim (1.1.E.10) for DAPP and be eligible.

Chapter 2.3 outlines the people who can make a claim for DAPP, which include the biological father of the child, the partner of the child's birth mother (including same-sex partners), an adoptive parent, and other people who can make a claim for DAPP in prescribed circumstances. Section 2.3.7 describes DAPP claimants in more detail.

The chapter also outlines the eligibility criteria for DAPP. To be eligible for DAPP, a claimant must:

  • satisfy the work, income and residency tests. See sections 2.3.2, 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 for information about these tests.
  • be caring for a child born or adopted from 1 January 2013 on each day of their DAPP period (1.1.D.30). Section 2.3.5 of this chapter outlines the caring requirement and exceptions that may apply.
  • not be working or on paid leave during their DAPP period. Section 2.3.6 of this chapter outlines the requirement of not working and not on paid leave and the exceptions that may apply.

Act reference: PPLAct section 115AC For the determination to be made, the person must be eligible, section 115BB(2) When DAPP is payable to a DAPP claimant, section 115BD The child was born before 1 January 2013, section 115CB When a DAPP claimant is eligible for DAPP, section 115EC Amount of DAPP

PPL Rules Part 3A-4 Claims for DAPP

Policy reference: PPL Guide 1.1.E.10 Effective claim, 1.1.D.30 DAPP period, 2.3.2 PPL Scheme Work Test for DAPP, 2.3.3 PPL Scheme Income Test for DAPP, 2.3.4 PPL Scheme Australian Residency Test & Absences from Australia for DAPP, 2.3.5 Caring for a Child for DAPP, 2.3.6 Not Working & Not on Paid Leave for DAPP, 2.3.7 Who Can Claim DAPP, 2.3.8 DAPP Period, 2.3.9 DAPP Claim Interactions with Other PLP or DAPP Claims

Last reviewed: 6 February 2017