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188.8.131.52 Payment of arrears of PLP - extending PPL period after review
Centrelink is required to pay instalments (1.1.I.80) that become payable where a person's PPL period (1.1.P.200) or continuous flexible period (1.1.C.145) in relation to a child is extended by an additional period after review, as soon as practicable after becoming required to do so.
Act reference:PPLAct section 87 Payment of arrears-extending PPL period or continuous flexible period after review, section 92 Effect of extending PPL period after review
Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.1 Instalments of PLP, Part 8 Review of decisions
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