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. Historical RA income test limits

RA income test limits

The following table shows the income limits applying to RA from September 1970 to 10 July 1987 in dollars per week (pw).

Date of effect Permissible income ($ pw) Disqualifying income ($ pw)
28/09/1970 1.00 3.00
27/09/1972 1.00 5.00
01/11/1974 1.00 6.00
01/02/1982 Nil 16.00
01/11/1982 Nil 20.00
01/11/1984 Nil 30.00
01/07/1987 Separate income test for RA abolished.

Act reference: SSAct section 8(1)-'income'

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