The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The 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. No other deductions from PLP


An amount that is not a deduction:

  • authorised by the person
  • for PAYG withholding
  • relating to child support
  • from PLP arrears to avoid an overpayment of income support due to the assessment of PLP under the income support income test, or
  • relating to a debt owed to the Commonwealth

cannot be deducted from a PLP instalment, despite any other law of the Commonwealth, a state or a territory.

An employer must comply with this requirement. A failure to comply may result in a financial penalty.

Act reference: PPLAct section 67 Deductions authorised by person, section 68 Deductions for PAYG withholding, section 69 Deductions relating to child support, section 69A Deductions to avoid overpayment of income support payment, section 69B Deductions relating to debt owed to the Commonwealth, section 70 No other deductions

Policy reference: PPL Guide Deduction from PLP authorised by person, Deduction from PLP for PAYG withholding, Deductions from PLP relating to child support, Deduction from PLP to avoid overpayment of ISP, Deductions relating to debt owed to the Commonwealth

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