6.2.2 Payability determinations for PLP


For PLP to be payable to a person in relation to a PPL period, the following conditions must be met:

  • Centrelink must make a determination that PLP is payable to the person for a PPL period
  • the person must be eligible for the PPL period for the relevant period, and
  • the person must make an effective claim for a PPL period.

A determination that PPL period is payable to a person must specify the period for which PLP is payable to the person. This is the person's PPL period (1.1.P.200). The person's PPL period must be the same as or within the maximum 12-week PPL period for the child (1.1.M.20).

Different rules apply to the making of a payability determination depending on the type of claim, and for a primary (1.1.P.240) and secondary (1.1.S.20) claim, whether it was made alone or with another claim.

There are restrictions that apply to prevent Centrelink from making a payability determination that a PPL period is payable in some circumstances. There are also general provisions that apply to payability determinations.

Act reference: PPLAct Part 2-1 Key provisions, Part 2-2 Determinations about whether PLP is payable to a person, Part 2-3 Eligibility for PLP

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.1.1 Effective claims for PLP (PPL period)

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