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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 38K

Income test for person's social security pension if green army allowance payable to person's partner

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  an instalment of a social security pension relating to an instalment period is payable to a person; and

                     (b)  green army allowance is payable to the person's partner in respect of some or all of that period;

then:

                     (c)  if the amount of the green army allowance does not exceed the threshold applicable under subsection (2)--the green army allowance is not ordinary income of the person's partner; or

                     (d)  if the amount of the green army allowance exceeds the threshold applicable under subsection (2):

                              (i)  the part of the green army allowance that does not exceed that threshold is not ordinary income of the person's partner; and

                             (ii)  the part of the green army allowance that exceeds that threshold is ordinary income of the person's partner.

Note 1:       For green army allowance see subsection 23(1).

Note 2:       Any part of green army allowance that is ordinary income of the person's partner will be taken into account in applying the ordinary income test in working out the person's rate of social security pension.

             (2)  The threshold is:

                     (a)  if the person's partner is aged under 22:

                              (i)  if the person's partner has a dependent child--the amount under column 3 of item 7 of Table BB in point 1067G-B3; or

                             (ii)  otherwise--the amount under column 3 of item 8 of Table BB in point 1067G-B3; or

                     (b)  if the person's partner is aged 22 or over--the amount under column 3B of item 7 of Table B in point 1068-B1.

   



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