8.1.2.30 Internal Review of Employer Funding Amount Decision

Introduction

If Centrelink is required to pay a PPL funding amount to an employer but the employer has not been paid enough to fund the employee's first instalment of PLP by the first payroll cut-off, Centrelink must pay the PPL funding amount before the next payroll cut-off. If Centrelink does not do this the employer may apply, in writing, to Centrelink for review of an employer funding amount decision.

Exception: An employer cannot apply for review of an employer funding amount decision that was made by a PPL agency representative. In this case they may apply for AAT first review.

Timing of application for internal review of employer funding amount decision

An application for review of an employer funding amount determination may only be made within 14 days after the day of the second payroll cut-off in relation to the PPL funding amount.

Example: An employer may seek a review where Centrelink has not paid enough (or any) of a PPL funding amount to the employer to enable the employer to pay an instalment of PLP that is payable to an employee. The reason for a 14-day time limit for employers is to ensure that claimants do not experience delays in the payment of PLP payments.

Content of application for internal review of employer funding amount decision

An application for review of an employer funding amount decision must be signed by a person authorised by the employer.

Notice of decision relating to an employer

Written notice is required when a decision is made on an internal review relating to an employer. See 8.1.5 for the requirements of this notice.

Act reference: PPLAct section 208 Internal review-application for review of employer funding amount decision, section 212 Internal review-notice of decision relating to employer

Last reviewed: 1 July 2015