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4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975

Student dependency limits from 1975 to 1995

Secondary students, aged 16 or 17, are considered dependent if their income does not exceed the limits shown in dollars per annum in the following table. The limits are changed annually by ad hoc decision.

Year

Living at home

Living away from home

1975

1,600.00

2,200.00

1979

1,800.00

2,600.00

1983

2,500.00

3,600.00

1984

2,600.00

3,750.00

1985

2,820.00

4,080.00

1986

2,950.00

4,300.00

1987

3,000.00

4,750.00

1988

3,150.00

4,750.00

1989

3,400.00

5,100.00

1990

3,650.00

5,500.00

1991

3,900.00

5,900.00

1992

4,050.00

6,150.00

1993

4,100.00

6,200.00

1994

4,200.00

6,300.00

1995

6,073.60

6,500.00

 

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

 

Student dependency limits since 1996

The following table gives information relating to income limit per annum for dependent students aged 16 to 21.

Year

Income limit per annum

1996

6,691.00

1997

6,898.40

1998

6,919.10

1999

6,967.55

2000

7,044.20

2001

7,269.60

2002

7,706.20

2003

7,921.95

2004

8,135.85

2005

8,339.25

2006

8,547.75

2007

8,889.65

2008

9,076.30

2009

9,484.80

2010

9,627.05

2011

9,925.50

2012

10,282.80

2013

10,406.20

2014

10,655.95

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Last reviewed: 2 January 2014


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