7.1.1.30 Obligation to Notify Change of Circumstances

Introduction

A person who has made an effective claim for PLP or DAPP must notify Centrelink of anything that causes or is likely to cause the person to cease to be eligible for PLP or DAPP.

Exception: If a payability determination has been made that the person is NOT payable, the person no longer needs to notify Centrelink of anything that causes or is likely to cause the person to cease to be eligible for PLP or DAPP.

Centrelink must notify the person in writing of the approved manner of notification, e.g. by phone, in writing, by electronic means etc. The person must notify Centrelink in the manner prescribed as soon as practicable after the person becomes aware that the circumstance has happened or is likely to happen.

Failure to meet obligation

A person commits an offence if they refuse or fail to comply with the requirement to notify Centrelink of a change of circumstances causing or likely to cause the person to cease to be eligible for PLP or DAPP.

The penalty for a failure or refusal to notify Centrelink of a change in circumstances under this provision is imprisonment for 6 months.

Act reference: PPLAct section 125 Obligation to notify of change of circumstances

Last reviewed: 20 September 2016