DAPP Claimant Who is Already Eligible for PLP

Satisfying the work test

A claimant for DAPP also satisfies the work test for DAPP if Centrelink has determined that the claimant is eligible for PLP for the child.

This will benefit fathers and partners applying for both PLP and DAPP for the same child and who would otherwise have to establish their eligibility for the work test twice.

Example: John takes 3 weeks PLP, transferred from the birth mother when his child is 3 months old. He satisfies the work test for his PLP claim by having a qualifying period of 295 days in the 392 day work test period before his nominated start date for PLP and by working for more than 300 hours in the 295 day period. John plans to claim DAPP when the child is 6 months old. He will be able to rely on his established eligibility for PLP to satisfy the work test for DAPP. John will not be required to satisfy the work test a second time, by working at least 330 hours in 10 of the 13 months before his nominated DAPP start date.

Act reference: PPLAct section 115CC When a DAPP claimant satisfies the work test, section 115CF DAPP claimant who is already eligible for PLP

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.3.1 DAPP Eligibility Overview

Last reviewed: 8 May 2017