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. Paying instalment of PLP outside instalment period


The situation may arise where Centrelink or the employer is required to pay an instalment of PLP on a payday for a later instalment period but there is no later instalment period. An example might be where Centrelink is required to pay arrears to a person but the person does not have a subsequent instalment period.

In this situation Centrelink or the employer must pay the instalment on the payday that would have been the payday for the later instalment period if it were payable.

Act reference: PPLAct section 95 Paying instalment on payday for later instalment-no later instalment

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