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1.1.E.100 Exceptional circumstances


A claim for PLP is made in exceptional circumstances if it is made by a person who satisfies PPLAct paragraph 54(1)(g) (PPL claims) or paragraph 54(2)(b) (special PPL claims) for example, the person satisfies the circumstances prescribed by the PPL rules.

Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 54 Who can make a PPL claim or special PPL claim

PPL Rules Part 3 Claims for PLP

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.6.1 PPL claimant in exceptional circumstances - parent of the child who is not the birth mother or a partner of a parent of the child, 2.6.2 PPL claimant in exceptional circumstances - any other person, 2.7.1 Special PPL claimant in exceptional circumstances, 4.1.1 Effective claims for PLP

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