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1.1.S.25 Secondary earner (FTB)

Definition

For the purposes of FTB Part B, the secondary earner is the member of a couple (1.1.M.50) who has the lower ATI (1.1.A.20) for an income year.

Where the ATI of the primary earner (1.1.P.122) is less than the FTB Part B income limit (1.1.I.45), the income test for FTB Part B is applied to the ATI of the secondary earner.

The term 'secondary earner' is also commonly referred to as 'lower income earner' (1.1.L.40).

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, 3.1.1.20 Current FTB rates & income test amounts

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