The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. PPL claimants for PLP

PPL claims

A person who meets the requirements to be a PPL claimant (1.1.P.170) may make an effective PPL claim (1.1.P.165) for PLP. A PPL claimant may be:

  • the child's birth mother
  • an adoptive parent of the child
  • a parent of the child who is not the birth mother
  • the partner of the child's birth mother
  • the partner of an adoptive parent of the child
  • the partner of a parent of the child who is not the birth mother, or
  • a person who satisfies the circumstances prescribed by the PPL Rules as being exceptional circumstances in which a PPL claim for PLP can be made.

Act reference: PPLAct section 53 Types of claims, section 54 Who can make a PPL claim or special PPL claim

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

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.6 Who is a PPL claimant for PLP?

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