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 intended only as a guide to social security payments. 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.

5.1 Claims for DAPP

Introduction

Centrelink cannot make a determination that DAPP is payable to a person for a child for a period unless the person has made an effective claim for the child.

An effective claim must be in the form approved by Centrelink for a DAPP claim. A claim cannot be effective if it is made by a person who cannot make a claim for DAPP.

Only a natural person can make a claim.

Act reference: PPLAct section 115AD For the determination to be made, the person must claim, Part 3A-4 Claims for DAPP

Policy reference: PPL Guide 5.2 Payment of DAPP

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