Under the PPLAct, a person can only be eligible for PLP or DAPP if Centrelink determines the person satisfies the legislated eligibility requirements for PLP or DAPP. Centrelink cannot make a payability determination that PLP or DAPP is payable to a person for a child unless the person was or will be eligible for PLP or DAPP on specified days.
Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 8 A determination must be made for PLP to be payable to a person …, section 9 For the determination to be made, the person must be eligible, section 11A A determination must be made for PLP for a flexible PPL …, section 11B For a determination to be made, the person must be eligible, section 31 When a person is eligible for PLP …, section 31AA When a person is eligible for PLP on a flexible PPL day for a child, section 115CB When a DAPP claimant is eligible for DAPP
PPL Rules Part 2 Eligibility for PLP, Part 6 Eligibility for DAPP
Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2 PLP eligibility, 2.3 DAPP eligibility