The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.
1.1.L.40 Lower income earner
For the purposes of FTB Part B, the lower income earner is the member of a couple (1.1.M.50) who has the lower ATI (1.1.A.20) for an income year.
The income test for FTB Part B is applied to the ATI of the lower income earner for those families who are eligible for FTB Part B.
Act reference:FAAct Schedule 3 clause 3(2) For the purposes of Part 4 of Schedule 1, if an individual is a member of a couple …
Policy reference: FA Guide 3.1.9 FTB Part B rate calculation
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