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1.1.F.80 Flexible PPL period


The 'flexible PPL period' is in relation to a child that:

  • begins on the first day after the PPL period (or PPL periods), and
  • ends on the day before the child's second birthday or anniversary of adoption to care.

For example, if a primary claimant and secondary claimant have jointly claimed PLP , then the flexible PPL period for a child will start on the day after the secondary claimant's PPL period ends. The flexible PPL period ends on the day before the child's second birthday.

Act reference: PPLAct section 11D Flexible PPL day and flexible PPL period, section 14 Determination on primary and secondary claims made jointly-claimants sharing PLP

Policy reference: PPL Guide 1.1.F.70 Flexible PPL day

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