PLP claimant who is already eligible for DAPP

Satisfying the work test

A claimant for PLP also satisfies the work test for PLP if Centrelink has determined that the claimant is eligible for DAPP for the child.

This will benefit fathers and partners applying for both PLP and DAPP for the same child and who would otherwise have to establish their eligibility for the work test twice.

Example: A father takes 2 weeks' DAPP from the DOB of his child, after satisfying the work test for his DAPP claim by having a qualifying period of 295 days in the 392 day work test period before his nominated start date for DAPP and by working for more than 330 hours in the 295 day period. When the baby is 6 months old, the father becomes the child's primary carer and claims the remaining 10 weeks of PLP, transferred from the birth mother. This section will apply to allow the father to rely on his established eligibility for DAPP to satisfy the work test for PLP. The father will not be required to satisfy the work test a second time, by working at least 330 hours in 10 of the 13 months before the date he takes on primary care of the child, in order to be eligible for PLP.

Act reference: PPLAct section 32 When a person satisfies the work test, section 36B Claimant for parental leave pay who is already eligible for dad and partner pay

PPL Rules

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.1 PLP eligibility overview

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017