1.1.M.22 Maintenance income test ceiling (FTB)

Definition

The maintenance income test (MIT) ceiling limits the amount of child support that can reduce the above base rate amounts of FTB Part A. The limit equals the above base rate amounts of FTB Part A paid for the child support children for a particular payer prior to the application of the MIT. The MIT ceiling ensures that any child support received will only reduce the individual's above base rate amounts of FTB Part A for the child support children. Any child support income above the MIT ceiling is disregarded.

Policy reference: FA Guide 3.1.7.11 Assessable Maintenance Income

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015