4.3.1.10 Instalment Period & Payday for PLP

Introduction

If an instalment (1.1.I.80) is to be paid by an employer and there is a regular period for which the person is usually paid in relation to their performance of work, then the person's instalment period is that regular period and the payday for the instalment is the day on which the person is usually paid.

A payday could be before, during or after the instalment period to which the instalment relates, depending on when and how (in advance or arrears or a mix of the 2) the employer would usually pay the person for their work.

If the person does not have a regular pay period, then the instalment period is each calendar month and the payday for the instalment is the first day after the end of the relevant calendar month.

If an instalment is to be paid by Centrelink, then the person's instalment period is the period of 14 days starting on the day Centrelink considers appropriate, and each successive 14-day period, and the payday is a day after the end of the instalment period considered appropriate by Centrelink.

Act reference: PPLAct section 64 A person's instalment period and the payday for an instalment, section 93 Effect on instalment periods of employer determination coming into force after review, section 94 Effect on instalment periods of revocation etc.

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.8 Rules for Paying Instalments of PLP

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017