Centrelink provision of PLP to individuals

Centrelink required to provide PLP

Centrelink will provide PLP directly to claimants if the conditions for an employer providing PLP are not met, for example, if the claimant is self-employed, or if it is expected that the claimant will receive less than 8 weeks' worth of PLP from the employer, or where PLP is payable in relation to a tertiary claim.

Change of circumstances

There are other situations where Centrelink eventually provides PLP, even though originally an employer determination was made for a person and their employer. This can occur, for example, as a result of the person's change of circumstances such as resigning from employment, or the employer's change of circumstances such as ceasing to trade, or where the employer fails to comply with their obligation to accept an employer determination or to provide PLP to their employee. In these situations, Centrelink must revoke the employer determination.

Act reference: PPLAct Part 3-2 Division 2 Payment of instalments by employer, Part 3-3 Payment of instalments by Secretary, Part 3-5 Division 2 Making employer determinations, Part 3-5 Division 3 When an employer determination is in force, Part 3-5 Division 4 Election by employer to pay instalments, section 108 Revocation of an employer determination

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.3 Payment of instalments of PLP by employer, 4.3.6 Payment of instalments of PLP by Centrelink, 6.1.8 Revocation of an employer determination for PLP

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017