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4.1.3 Form of claim for PLP


A claim for PLP must be made:

  • in the form approved and the manner required by Centrelink for that type of claim, and
  • contain any information required by Centrelink, and
  • be accompanied by any documents required by Centrelink.

Centrelink may require the claimant to provide information about the claimant's employer or the claimant's employment with that employer, in order to allow Centrelink to consider if an employer determination is required to enable PLP to be provided by the person's employer.

The information to be provided in the claim to enable the claim to be determined may include the claimant's work history, income, Australian residency information and information about the relationship of the claimant to the child.

The information and documentation that Centrelink require to accompany a claim may vary depending on the type of claim submitted.

Act reference: PPLAct section 55 When a claim is effective, section 56 Requirements of the claim

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.1.1 Effective claims for PLP

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