Primary claims/primary claimants for PLP

Primary claims

A person who meets the requirements to be a primary claimant (1.1.P.250) may make an effective primary claim for PLP. A primary claimant may be:

  • the child's birth mother, or
  • an adoptive parent of the child, or
  • a person who satisfies the circumstances prescribed by the PPL Rules as being exceptional circumstances in which a primary claim for PLP can be made.

Act reference: PPLAct section 53 Types of claims, section 54 Who can make a primary claim, secondary claim or tertiary claim

PPL Rules section 26 Exceptional circumstances for primary claimants-general, section 27 Exceptional circumstances for primary claimants-surrogacy arrangements

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.10 Who is a primary claimant for PLP?

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