4.3.2.10 Deductions from PLP Authorised by Person

Introduction

The employer or Centrelink may deduct an amount from an instalment (1.1.I.80) if the deduction is authorised in writing by the person and is principally for the person's benefit.

A deduction by an employer in accordance with a salary sacrifice or other arrangement is permitted if authorised by the person.

Centrelink may deduct an amount from an instalment (1.1.I.80) to repay a debt owed by a claimant if the deduction is authorised in writing by the person.

Centrelink may also deduct an amount from an instalment that is payable to a secondary claimant to repay a debt owed by a primary claimant relating to an instalment for the same child, provided the deduction is authorised by the secondary claimant.

An authorisation must be written and specify the amount of the deduction, and may be withdrawn in writing by the person. The amount to be deducted can also be varied by written authorisation by the person.

Act reference: PPLAct section 67 Deductions authorised by person

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.3 Payment of Instalments of PLP by Employer, 4.3.6 Payment of instalments of PLP by Centrelink, 4.3.8 Rules For Paying Instalments of PLP

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017