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1.1.P.70 Payday


The following payday applies to an instalment of PLP:

  • if the instalment is paid by an employer in a regular pay period - the payday is the day on which the person would usually be paid
  • if the instalment is paid by the employer and there is no regular pay period - the person's instalment period is each calendar month and the payday is the first day after the end of each month to which the instalment relates, and
  • if the instalment is paid by Centrelink - the payday is the day Centrelink considers appropriate, and that occurs after the instalment period to which the instalment relates.

Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 64 A person's instalment period and the payday for an instalment

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