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Parental assets (1.1.A.290) test limits

The parental assets test was introduced as of 20 September 1990. This table shows the limits, in dollars, for single recipients under 18.

Date Assets limit ($) Notes
20/09/1990 322,750
01/01/1991 347,500 Note A
01/01/1992 359,250
01/01/1993 363,500
01/01/1994 370,500
01/01/1995 376,750 Note B
01/01/1995 375,630 Note C
01/01/1996 393,750 Note D
01/01/1997 406,000
01/01/1998 407,250
01/01/1999 410,000


These notes relate to parental assets test limits - September 1990 to January 1997:

Note Explanation
A The parental assets test is indexed annually every January. First indexation was January 1991.
B For saved cases only (i.e. existing recipients as of 1 January 1995).
C For YTA & SA cases granted after 1 January 1995.
D The parental assets test was aligned for all under 18 payments.

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