5.2 Initial eligibility & payability determinations for PLP
Initial eligibility determinations can be made by Centrelink if a payability determination that PLP is payable cannot yet be made on the claim, for example, because the claim has been lodged prior to the birth of the child. Centrelink can make an initial eligibility determination if satisfied that the person satisfies, or will satisfy, particular eligibility criteria.
Centrelink must make a payability determination about whether PLP is payable to a person if the person has made an effective claim.
Different rules apply depending on the type of claim and claimant.
There are restrictions that apply to prevent Centrelink from making a payability determination that PLP is payable in some circumstances. There are also general provisions that apply to payability determinations.
Act reference: PPLAct Part 2-2—Determinations about whether PLP is payable to a person, Part 2-3—Eligibility for PLP