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B27/1993 1993 INCOME LIMITS FOR A STUDENT CHILD AND EARNINGS LIMIT FOR AN EMPLOYED CHILD
DATE OF ISSUE: 10 May 1993
1993 INCOME LIMITS FOR A STUDENT CHILD AND earnings limit for an employed child
1.A service pensioner may receive additional benefits in respect of a dependent child by way of:
.a dependent child add-on (formerly known as APC);
.an additional income free area (formerly known as an income deduction) for pension assessment purposes;
.an additional amount of rent assistance;
.an additional free area for rent assistance assessment purposes; and,
.an additional amount of remote area allowance.
2.For the purposes of determining eligibility for these benefits, a child may be regarded as wholly or substantially dependent on a person where the child's income within the 1993 calendar year does not generally exceed:
*$4100 — living at home; or
*$6200 — living away from home.
3.The living at home limit has been increased by $50 from the 1992 figure of $4050. The living away from home limit has been increased by $50 from the 1992 figure of $6150..
4.Subsection 5F(3) of the VEA says that a child under 16 cannot be a dependent child - and therefore cannot attract the benefits listed in paragraph 1 above - if the child is an "employed child".
5.An "employed child" is defined as someone who is:
.not receiving full-time education;
.receiving income from employment; and
.receiving income that exceeds a specified amount.
That specified amount is indexed annually and has increased, with effect from 1 January 1993, from $111.35 a week ($222.70 a fortnight) to $112.70 a week ($225.40 a fortnight).
NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR