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. Extending continuous flexible period after review


Where a person's continuous flexible period (1.1.C.145) has ended for a child and has been extended by an additional period following a review and if one or more instalments would have been payable in relation to the additional period, assuming the payability determination had always included the additional period and Centrelink had been required to pay the instalments, and Centrelink is not otherwise required to pay the instalments, then the instalments are taken to be payable on the respective paydays for the instalments.

Centrelink is required to pay these earlier instalments.

Act reference: PPLAct section 87 Payment of arrears—extending continuous flexible period after review, section 92A Effect of extending a person’s continuous flexible period after review

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