Under the PPLAct, a person can only be eligible for PLP or DAPP if Centrelink determines the person satisfies the legislated eligibility requirements for PLP or DAPP. Centrelink cannot make a payability determination that PLP or DAPP is payable to a person for a child for a period unless the person was or will be eligible for PLP or DAPP during the period.
Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 8 A determination must be made for parental leave to be payable to a person, section 9 For the determination to be made, the person must be eligible, section 31 Where a person is eligible for PLP, section 115CB When a DAPP Claimant is eligible for dad and partner pay
Paid Parental Leave Rules 2010 Part 2-3 Eligibility for parental leave pay
Last reviewed: 2 October 2012