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. Employer determination for PLP never made


Where Centrelink has never made an employer determination (1.1.E.60) for the person and the person's employer (1.1.E.50), Centrelink must pay the person the instalment of PLP that is payable to the person on the payday for the instalment.

Centrelink is taken to have complied with the obligation to pay an instalment on a particular day if Centrelink pays the instalment before that day, or as soon as practicable after that day if Centrelink cannot pay the instalment on that day.

Situations in which an employer determination is never made could include where the person is self-employed, or they are no longer employed, or they are employed but the conditions for making an employer determination are not met.

Act reference: PPLAct section 84 When the Secretary pays instalments, section 96 Paying instalment on particular day—complying with obligation

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.1 Instalments of PLP

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