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.P.40 Parental income test (YA)


For the purposes of YA, the parental income test is a test which applies to all dependent YA recipients, UNLESS a parent of the young person:

  • is receiving (1.1.R.55) a pension, benefit or allowance
  • is receiving a payment under the Farm Household Support Act 2014, OR
  • is receiving ABSTUDY living allowance.

Act reference: SSAct section 5(1)-'parent', section 1067G-F1 to F3 Parental income test

Farm Household Support Act 2014 Part 5 Application and modification of the SSAct and the SS(Admin)Act

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.P.45 Parental means test (YA), 1.1.R.55 Receiving

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