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4.1.2.30 Tertiary claims/tertiary claimants for PLP

Tertiary claims

A person who meets the requirements to be a tertiary claimant (1.1.T.70) may make an effective tertiary claim (1.1.T.60) for PLP.

A tertiary claim for PLP may only be made by a person who satisfies the circumstances prescribed by the PPL Rules as being exceptional circumstances in which a tertiary claim can be made.

A tertiary claimant is a person who has taken on the care of a child in exceptional circumstances before the end of the child's maximum PPL period, and both a primary claimant and a secondary claimant have been determined payable in respect of the child.

A tertiary claimant may have previously been the primary claimant for PLP for the child, or the tertiary claimant may be a different person.

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

PPL Rules section 29 Exceptional circumstances for tertiary claimants

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.12 Who is a tertiary claimant for PLP?

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