1.1.U.10 Unreasonable for a person to care for a child

Definition

Where Centrelink is considering a primary, secondary or tertiary claim for PLP in exceptional circumstances, Centrelink may need to be satisfied that it would be unreasonable for another person to care for the child because:

  • there has been extreme family breakdown, or similar circumstances, in relation to the family situation in which the other person has cared, or would care, for the child, or
  • there is a serious risk to the child's physical or mental wellbeing from violence, neglect or sexual abuse in the family situation in which the other person has cared, or would care, for the child.

Act reference: PPL Rules section 6 Definitions

Last reviewed: 10 May 2021