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1.1.R.10 Reference income year


The 'reference income year' for a person is the income year which ended before the earlier of the day the person made the claim, and the day the child was born.

Note: Where the claim is in relation to an adopted child, reference to the day the child was born (DOB) is a reference to the day of placement of the child.

Similarly, where the claim is made in exceptional circumstances, reference to the date of primary care is substituted for the DOB of the child.

Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 39 The reference income year, section 275 How this Act applies to an adopted child, section 276 How this Act applies to claims made in exceptional circumstances

PPL Rules

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.3 PPL scheme income test for PLP

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