6.2.3.50 Permission to claim flexible PPL days

Introduction

A primary claimant may give permission for persons to make secondary claims for PLP for flexible PPL days for the child.

The permission must be given to Centrelink in the form and manner required and must specify the number of flexible PPL days that the permission applies to. The number of flexible PPL days specified in the permission must not exceed 30.

The permission does not preclude the primary claimant from making a claim for some or all of the flexible PPL days specified in the permission.

Where a claimant has made a secondary claim for PLP for one or more flexible PPL days for the child in normal circumstances, PLP will not be payable unless the primary claimant has given permission for a secondary claimant to make a claim for PLP for flexible PPL days (6.2.3.30).

Note: Where a secondary claimant has made a claim for PLP for one or more flexible PPL days in exceptional circumstances (2.2.11.20), a payability determination that PLP is payable can be made even if the primary claimant has not given permission for a secondary claim to be made (6.2.3.30).

Revocation of permission

A primary claimant may revoke a permission. The revocation must be made in the form and manner required by Centrelink and specify the number of flexible PPL days in which the revocation applies. A primary claimant cannot revoke flexible PPL days that have already been claimed (paid).

Where a payability determination has been made that PLP is payable to a secondary claimant for one or more flexible PPL days, a subsequent revocation of a permission does not affect the operation of that payability determination.

Act reference: PPLAct section 17D Permission to claim flexible PPL days for a child, section 17B Determination on a secondary claim

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.11 Who is a secondary claimant for PLP?, 2.2.11.20 Secondary claimant for PLP in exceptional circumstances - any other person, 6.2.3.30 Payability determination on secondary claims for flexible PPL

Last reviewed: 21 September 2020