2.2.3.10 Reference income year for PLP

Introduction

A person satisfies the income test for PLP if the person's individual ATI for the reference income year (1.1.R.10) is not more than the relevant PPL income limit (1.1.R.30).

If the secretary is satisfied that the primary or secondary claimant meets the income test requirements on the day the eligibility determination is made for a PPL period, then a claimant is conditionally eligible for a flexible PPL day for the child.

The reference income year for a PLP primary claimant in normal circumstances is the income year that ended before the earlier of:

  • the day the person made the claim, and
  • the day the child was born or adopted.

The reference income year for a PLP primary claimant in exceptional circumstances or a secondary claimant in normal circumstances is the income year that ended before the earlier of:

  • the day the person made the claim, and
  • the day the person became the primary carer.

A father or partner who has been found eligible for DAPP for a child, does not have to meet the income test again for a subsequent claim for PLP for the same child.

The reference income year for flexible PPL days for a secondary claimant who has not already satisfied the income test in relation to that child for a PPL period is the income year that ended before the earlier of:

  • the day the person made the claim, and
  • the day the person first became the primary carer.

Act reference: PPLAct Part 2-3 Division 4 The income test, section 37 When a person satisfies the income test, section 38 A person's adjusted taxable income, section 39 The reference income year

PPL Rules

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.1.10 PLP core eligibility requirements

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