188.8.131.52 Qualification Summary for PP
This topic outlines the qualification criteria for PP, as well as the following issues that relate to qualification:
- assurance of support,
- being unemployed due to industrial action,
- requirement for a proper claim, and
- comparable foreign payments.
Qualification (1.1.Q.10) criteria
To qualify for PP, a person must meet the criteria listed in the following table. Where more detail about a criterion is required, the second column indicates where you will find this.
ALL of the following
|Must have at least one PP child (1.1.P.340), AND||184.108.40.206 Child-related Qualification for PP - Overview
220.127.116.11 Child-related Qualification for PP - Shared Care
18.104.22.168 Child-related Qualification for PP - Foster Care
1.1.P.412 Principal carer
|Satisfy the residence requirements, and||22.214.171.124 Residence Qualification for PP - Overview
126.96.36.199 Application of portability rules (portability table)
|Satisfy any requirement to enter into a Job Plan||188.8.131.52 When is a Job Plan required? (PP)|
Act reference: SSAct section 500 Qualification for PP, section 500A Participation requirements, section 500B Qualification - assurance of support, section 500C Qualification affecting member of couple…, section 500D PP child
A person is NOT qualified for PP if:
- an AoS is in force for the person,
- the person who gave the AoS is willing and able to provide an adequate level of support to the person, AND
- it would be reasonable for the person to accept that support.
Act reference: SSAct section 500B Qualification-assurance of support
Unemployed due to industrial action (1.1.I.120) - partnered
A person who is a member of a couple CLAIMING PP, is NOT qualified for PP if they are unemployed due to industrial action engaged in either by themselves, OR by their trade union. In this case, the person cannot qualify until that industrial action has stopped.
A member of a couple who is ALREADY RECEIVING PP before the commencement of industrial action will continue to qualify during any period of unemployment due to that industrial action.
Qualification for PP is NOT affected by industrial action undertaken by the partner of a person claiming or receiving PP.
Act reference: SSAct section 500C Qualification affecting member of couple-unemployment due to industrial action
Policy reference: SS Guide 184.108.40.206 Situations Involving Industrial Action
A person must lodge a proper claim before PP can be granted. That is, it must be:
- in writing,
- in a form approved by the Secretary, and
- lodged while the person is in Australia.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 11 Need for claim, section 16 How to make a claim, section 29 Residence requirements for claimants, section 12 Deemed claim in certain cases
Policy reference: SS Guide 8.1.1 Claim Lodgement Provisions
Comparable foreign payment (1.1.C.230)
If a person claims PP when they or their partner would be entitled to a CFP, they may be required to take reasonable action to obtain the payment. Their claim can be rejected if they fail to take reasonable action to obtain the CFP within the specified period.