6.2.3.10 Flexible PPL day & flexible PPL period

Introduction

A claim cannot be an effective claim for flexible PPL unless it is a claim for a flexible PPL day.

A day is a flexible PPL day for a child if it occurs in the flexible PPL period for the child.

The flexible PPL period for a child is the period that starts on:

  • the day after one or more PPL periods (or expected PPL periods (1.1.E.110)) in relation to the child, if one or more of these periods exist, or
  • otherwise, the day the child is born

and ends on the day before the child's second birthday.

Example: A baby is born on 1 August 2020. A payability determination is made for a 12-week PPL period for the primary claimant from 1 August 2020 to 23 October 2020. The flexible PPL period for the child will be from 24 October 2020 to 31 July 2022.

Example: A baby is born on 1 August 2020. A payability determination is made for a 6-week PPL period for the primary claimant from 1 August 2020 to 11 September 2020 and a 6-week PPL period for the secondary claimant from 12 September 2020 to 23 October 2020. The flexible PPL period for the child will be from 24 October 2020 to 31 July 2022.

Example: A baby is born on 1 August 2020. No payability determination is made for a PPL period for the child. The flexible PPL period for the child will be from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2022.

Act reference: PPLAct section 11D Flexible PPL day and flexible PPL period

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.1.11 Effective claims for PLP (flexible PPL)

Last reviewed: 21 September 2020