6.2.3.20 Payability determination on primary claim for flexible PPL

Introduction

If a primary claimant has made an effective primary claim for PLP for one or more flexible PPL days for a child, Centrelink must determine the claim under the PPLAct section 17A.

Centrelink must determine that PLP is payable to the primary claimant for each of the days claimed on which the primary claimant was or will be eligible.

Centrelink must determine that PLP is not payable for each of the days claimed on which the primary claimant was or will not be eligible.

Note: There are some circumstances in which Centrelink is prevented from making a payability determination (6.2.3.60).

The payability determination for the primary claimant must specify the claimed days (if any) for which PLP is payable, and the claimed days (if any) for which PLP is not payable.

Centrelink must make a determination that the primary claimant is conditionally eligible for PLP for other flexible PPL days for the child (1.1.C.143) if:

  • Centrelink determines that PLP is not payable to the primary claimant on any of the days claimed, and
  • the primary claimant has not previously satisfied the work test and income test in relation to the child, and
  • Centrelink is satisfied that the primary claimant satisfies the work test and income test on the day the determination is made.

Act reference: PPLAct section 17A Determination on a primary claim, section 31AA When a person is eligible for PLP on a flexible PPL day for a child, section 31AB When a person is not eligible for PLP on a flexible PPL day for a child, section 275 How this Act applies to an adopted child

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.10 Who is a primary claimant for PLP?, 6.2.3.60 When a payability determination for PLP on a flexible PPL day cannot be made

Last reviewed: 10 May 2021