The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Protection of instalment of PLP


An instalment (1.1.I.80) of PLP is absolutely inalienable and protected from sale, assignment, charge, execution, bankruptcy. However, this protection is subject to deductions authorised by the person and principally for the person's benefit, deductions for PAYG withholding, deductions to avoid an overpayment of income support due to the assessment of PLP under the income support income test, deductions relating to child support, and deductions relating to debt owed to the Commonwealth.

There are no other amounts that can be deducted by Centrelink or employer from an instalment that is payable to the person.

Act reference: PPLAct section 66 Protection of instalment

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.3 Payment of instalments of PLP by employer, 4.3.6 Payment of instalments of PLP by Centrelink, 4.3.8 Rules for paying instalments of PLP

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