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3.1.5 Maintenance action test for FTB Part A


This section explains the key principles and concepts associated with the MAT including:

  • determining which stage of the CSS applies
  • reasonable maintenance action for Stage 1 and Stage 2 individuals
  • when it is unreasonable to require a person to take maintenance action (1.1.M.10), and
  • exemptions from the maintenance action test.

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