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1.1.T.90 Transfer day


The transfer day is the day on which the obligation to pay an instalment of PLP transfers from an employer to Centrelink because:

  • an employer determination has been reviewed or revoked
  • a matter has been referred to the FWO, or
  • the individual's continuous flexible period (1.1.C.145) has ceased.

Where an employer seeks a review of an employer determination the transfer day may occur if the employer determination has not come into force and it is more than 28 days after the person's continuous flexible period start date.

Where an employer determination is revoked, the transfer day is the day the revocation comes into force.

Where a relevant matter is referred to the FWO, the transfer day is the day after the last day for which the employer received a PPL funding amount for the person. The instalment period of the last instalment payable by the employer ends on the day before the transfer day. The instalment period for the first instalment payable by Centrelink starts on the transfer day.

Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 84 When the Secretary pays instalments, section 85 Payment of arrears—employer determination reviewed or revoked before coming into force, section 86 Payment of arrears—employer determination revoked after coming into force, section 93 Effect on instalment periods of employer determination coming into force after review, section 94 Effect on instalment periods of revocation etc.

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.6 Payment of instalments of PLP by Centrelink

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