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 on particular payday


An employer or Centrelink is usually required to pay an instalment on a particular day.

The employer or Centrelink is taken to have complied with a requirement to pay an instalment on a particular day if the instalment is paid before that day (as might happen if the payday is a public holiday and the usual practice is to pay before the holiday) or, if payments cannot be made on the required day, as soon as practicable after that day.

Example: The employer has incorrect bank account details for the employee (1.1.E.40) and therefore cannot make the payment at the required time, or where the employer or Centrelink is required to pay the person after the start of the person’s continuous flexible period.

Act reference: PPLAct section 96 Paying instalment on particular day—complying with obligation

Policy reference: PPL Guide Required to pay instalment of PLP after start of continuous flexible period

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