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4.3 Instalments of PLP

Introduction

PLP must be paid to a person in instalments.

PLP is paid in instalments for regular periods, called instalment periods (1.1.I.80). An instalment is payable to a person if:

  • one or more PPL days in an instalment period fall within the person's PPL period (1.1.P.200), and/or
  • one or more flexible PPL days (1.1.F.70) for the person fall within an instalment period for the person for those days.

Instalments are payable by either the person's employer or by Centrelink. There are rules for working out the amount of an instalment and prohibitions on deductions that can be made from an instalment.

Act reference: PPLAct Part 3-1 Instalments of PLP

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