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1.1.P.45 Parental means test (YA)


For the purposes of YA, the parental means test is a means test, which applies to all dependent YA recipients. It calculates the recipientā€™s payment reduction due to parental income ( in excess of the parental income free area ( It comprises a parental income test (1.1.P.40) and, where applicable, a maintenance income test (

Act reference: SSAct section 1067G Module E Person's reduction for parental income, section 1067G Module F Parental income test, section 1067G Module GA Maintenance income test, section 5(1)-'parent', section 1067G-F22 Parental income free area

Policy reference: SS Guide Dependent YA - reduction for parental income, Dependent YA - parental income test, Dependent YA - maintenance income test

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