9.1.1 Adopted Child

Introduction

This section details how the PPLAct applies to an adopted child.

An adoptive parent may make a claim for PLP or DAPP for a child.

The PPLAct applies to an adopted child if:

  • as part of the process for the adoption of a child by a person, the child becomes, or is to become, entrusted to the care of the person by an authorised party, and
  • the child is, or will be, under 16 years of age on the day the adopted child becomes entrusted to care.

The PPLAct applies in relation to such a child as if:

  • a reference to the birth of a child were a reference to the placement of the child,
  • a reference to the expected DOB of the child were a reference to the expected day the child becomes entrusted to the care of the person,
  • a reference to a child's first birthday were a reference to the first anniversary of the day the child becomes entrusted to the care of the person,
  • a reference to a completed birth verification form for a child were a reference to information required by Centrelink about the adoption of the child, and
  • a reference to a child being born during the same multiple birth were a reference to the child being adopted during the same multiple adoption.

These provisions modify the PPLAct so that it applies correctly for adopted children.

Act reference: PPLAct section 275 How this Act applies to an adopted child

Last reviewed: 20 September 2016