A dependant is defined as someone who lives in the primary care of parent(s), carer or guardian, is aged 24 years and under, and:
- is studying full-time (ages 5 and over); and/or
- is not in receipt of a pension, payment or benefit (e.g. Youth Allowance) or a Prescribed Education Scheme payment (e.g. ABSTUDY); and/or
- has an annual income of no more than the amount specified by Centrelink for basic eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A.
Centrelink 2005. A guide to Australian Government payments - 20 March to 30 June 2005.
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