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4.1.5 Expected DOB or day of placement & expected date of primary care for PLP
If a primary claim is made before the child's birth, the claim must specify the child's expected DOB. Similarly, for an adopted child, a primary claim must specify the expected day of placement of an adopted child.
If a secondary claim is made before the day the secondary claimant expects to become the child's primary carer, the claim must specify the day the claimant expects to become the primary carer.
Act reference:PPLAct section 55 When a claim is effective, section 58 Expected date of birth and expected day of primary care, section 275 How this Act applies to an adopted child
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