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4.2.8 YA means tests & limits


This section covers a description of the income tests applying to YA recipients (1.1.D.100).

Tests & exemptions for dependent YA recipients

Dependent YA recipients are subject to a parental income test (1.1.P.40) and a personal income test.

While both tests are applied, the test that produces the lowest rate is used.

Tests & exemptions for independent YA recipients

Independent YA recipients are subject to the following tests:

  • personal assets test
  • partner income test, and
  • personal income test.

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