4.1.9 Claims for PLP & NBS for the Same Child

Introduction

This topic explains the arrangements that apply when a claimant lodges a claim for both PLP and NBS for a child, as part of their claim for FTB.

If a person lodges an FTB claim for a child and they may be eligible for both PLP and NBS, NBS will not be paid if the person has also claimed PLP or they have indicated their intention to claim PLP.

Where a person has indicated their intention to claim PLP and has not done so within 26 weeks of the FTB claim being granted or they change their intention to claim PLP, NBS is paid automatically.

If it is determined that PLP is payable to a person for a child, the claimant will not be eligible to receive NBS for that child. If it is determined that PLP is not payable to the person for the child, then a determination may be made to include NBS in the person's FTB Part A rate.

In addition, where PLP is payable to a person for a child, NBS is generally not payable to any other person for that child. However, some exceptions do apply. See FA Guide 2.2.3 for further details.

Act reference: PPLAct section 21 Parental leave pay is already payable to the person

Policy reference: FA Guide 1.2.18 Newborn Supplement (NBS) - Description, 4.2.3.20 Determining an FTB claim, 2.2.3 NBS & NBU Eligibility for Individuals

Last reviewed: 1 July 2016