1.1.I.70 Initial eligibility determination
An initial eligibility determination may be made in respect of a claim for PLP if some, but not all of the eligibility criteria can be assessed at the time the claim is made. For example, initial eligibility determinations may be made on claims lodged prior to the birth or adoption, when proof of birth or entry into care cannot yet be provided and if it is not yet known if the person will have care of the child for PLP purposes.
An initial eligibility determination can be made if Centrelink is satisfied that:
- the flexible PPL days for the child are specified in an effective PPL claim (1.1.P.165) or special PPL claim (1.1.S.55)
- if no other initial eligibility determination is in force in relation to the person and child - Centrelink is satisfied that the person satisfies the work test and income test when making the determination, and
- the person satisfies the Australian residency test when making the determination.