4.1.4 Nominated start date for PPL period


A primary claim (1.1.P.240) for PLP must state a specified date (the nominated start date (1.1.N.20)) as the date from which the primary claimant wants their PPL period to start.

While the DOB of the child is a specified date for this purpose, '6 months after the birth of the child' is not a specific date.

Even though a primary claimant nominates a specific date, PLP may not be payable from that date because, for example, the primary claimant has not verified the child's birth in time to have the PPL period start on the date nominated.

An individual must lodge a claim and provide birth verification within 28 days of the child's actual DOB, to have the nominated start date backdated to the child's actual DOB (unless they are a COVID-19 affected claimant (1.1.C.165)).

Before a payability determination is made on the primary claim, the person may change her (or his) nominated start date by notifying Centrelink of a new nominated start date.

After a payability determination is made on the primary claim, the primary claimant may only change his or her nominated start date by notifying Centrelink, before the old date, of the new nominated start date. The new nominated start date must be a date that is on or after the day the person notifies the Secretary of the change.

Act reference: PPLAct section 11 The determination must specify the person's PPL period, section 25 Revoking the determination on request, section 55 When a claim is effective, section 57 Nominated start date, section 61 Claim may be withdrawn or varied

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.1.1 Effective claims for PLP (PPL period), Primary claimant's PPL period

Last reviewed: 22 March 2021