Welcome to the Paid Parental Leave Guide.
The Guide is divided into 9 parts as explained in the following table:
What is Covered
Terms used in this Guide.
Principles provided for in the PPLAct.
|2 Eligibility for PLP & DAPP||
Differences between PLP and DAPP.
Eligibility for PLP - work test, income test, residency test, primary carer, primary, secondary or tertiary claimant, not have returned to work, claimant deceased.
Eligibility for DAPP - work test, income test, residency test, caring for child, not working and not on paid leave, interactions with PLP or other DAPP claims.
|3 Rate Calculation for PLP & DAPP||
Rate of pay for PLP and DAPP.
Historical rates for PLP and DAPP.
|4 Claims & Payments for PLP||
Claims and payments for PLP - effective claims, requirements of a claim, when to claim, withdrawal or variation of claim, claims for PLP and baby bonus for the same child.
Payments of PLP - role of Centrelink and employer.
Instalments of PLP - instalments, deductions, payments by employer, PPL funding amounts, obligations of employer, when Centrelink provides PLP, payment of arrears, rules for paying instalments.
|5 Claims & Payments for DAPP||
Claims for DAPP - effective claims, requirements of a claim, when to claim, withdrawal or variation of a claim.
Payment of DAPP - how it is paid, when it is paid, general payment provisions.
Employer determinations for PLP - making determinations, notices of determinations, acceptance of determinations, acceptances and determinations following review, when a determination is in force, revocation, notice of employer decisions.
Initial eligibility and payability determinations for PLP.
Initial eligibility and payability determinations for DAPP.
|7 Compliance & Enforcement||
Gathering information - power to obtain information, confidentiality, offences against the Criminal Code.
Compliance - referring matters to the FWO, compliance notices, infringement notices, civil penalty orders.
Debt recovery - where debts may arise, debt notices, interest on debts, methods of recovery, writing off debts, waiver of debts, overseas application of debts.
|8 Review of Decisions||
Internal reviews - own initiative reviews, reviews following application, withdrawal of application, when a review decision comes into force, notice of decision.
SSAT reviews - reviews of claimant and employer decisions, procedural matters, notice of decisions, correction of errors, appeals to Federal Court.
AAT reviews of claimant decisions - decisions to be reviewed, settlement of proceedings before AAT.
Application of PPLAct in particular circumstances - adopted child, exceptional circumstances, child stillborn or dies, Commonwealth employees, non-employees and non-employers.
Nominees - payment nominees, correspondence nominees, suspension or cancellation of appointments, responsibilities, protections.
Other matters - general administration and delegation, decisions.
For ease of reference the following abbreviations are used in the Guide:
The following features are provided to assist in finding relevant information:
The Guide has a number of links incorporated at various levels, including the following:
Last reviewed: 2 October 2012