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1.1.C.143 Conditional eligibility determination


Where a person makes a claim under the PPLAct section 13, section 14, section 15, section 16, section 17A or section 17B, Centrelink must make a conditional eligibility determination for the person if:

  • Centrelink determines that PLP is not payable to the person under the relevant section because they do not meet one of the eligibility criteria, and
  • Centrelink is satisfied that the person satisfies the work test and the income tests.

The purpose of a conditional eligibility determination is to ensure that people who have already applied for PLP in relation to a child do not have to resubmit an initial claim form and provide work test and income test information multiple times for the same child.

Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 13 Determination on a primary claim made alone, section 14 Determination on primary and secondary claims made jointly-claimants sharing PLP, section 15 Determination on primary and secondary claims made jointly-secondary claimant to get all the PLP, section 16 Determination on a secondary claim made after the primary claim, section 17A Determination on a primary claim, section 17B Determination on a secondary claim

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