1.1.S.100 Surrogacy arrangement

Definition

A birth mother who relinquishes a child born out of a surrogacy arrangement may be eligible to receive PLP for up to 18 weeks for the purpose of maternal recovery. The mother can receive a PPL period up to 12 weeks and 30 flexible PPL days which must be taken within 18 weeks of the date of birth.

A person who is the primary carer of a child born out of a surrogacy arrangement may be eligible to receive PLP if the person will be the child's long term primary carer and became the child's primary carer before the child's first birthday.

Act reference: PPL Rules section 2.4 Work requirements-birth mother relinquishing child, section 2.30 Exceptional circumstances - surrogacy arrangements

Family Law Act 1975

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.1 PLP eligibility overview

Last reviewed: 21 September 2020