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1.1.A.125 Allowable income for LIC

Definition

For the purposes of the LIC, allowable income is the maximum amount of income a claimant can have and still qualify for the LIC.

Assessment of allowable income

Allowable income is assessed using the person's average weekly assessable income for the 8-week period immediately before the date of the first and each subsequent claim. This must be less than the 100% income limit applicable to the claimant.

Once a LIC is issued, the allowable income is assessed using the person's average weekly assessable income for any subsequent 8-week period. This must be less than the 125% income limit applicable to the claimant.

Income limits

The income limits for the LIC are set out in 3.9.1.70.

Act reference: SSAct section 1071A Health care card income test

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