Secondary claims/secondary claimants for PLP

Secondary claims

A person who meets the requirements to be a secondary claimant may make an effective secondary claim for PLP. A secondary claimant may be:

  • the partner of a PLP primary claimant,
  • a person who is a parent of the child and is not the PLP primary claimant,
  • the partner of a person who is a parent of the child and not a PLP primary claimant, or a person who satisfies the circumstances prescribed by the PPL Rules as being exceptional circumstances in which a secondary claim 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 Subdivision Exceptional circumstances for secondary claims

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.11 Who is a secondary claimant for PLP?

Last reviewed: 8 May 2017