4.1 Claims for PLP


Centrelink cannot make a determination that PLP is payable to a person for a child for a period unless the person has made an effective claim. Only a natural person can make a claim.

There are 3 types of claim:

  • a primary claim
  • a secondary claim, and
  • a tertiary claim.

An effective claim must be in the form approved by Centrelink for the claim type and be made by a person who can make that type of claim.

Act reference: PPLAct Part 2-4 Claims for PLP

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