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Notional income knocked back

The High Court decision in Broadbent v Ministry of Social Development, which is essentially a test case, considers whether income derived from gifted assets (sometimes referred to as notional income)¬†can be taken into consideration for income assessment purposes. The general purpose of the Social Security Act 1964, which includes provisions relating to a wide range … Continue reading

Residential care subsidy up-date for couples

Commentators have been divided as to whether it is correct for gifts made by a person’s spouse or partner to be taken into account when assessing that person’s entitlement to a residential care subsidy. The question, which revolves around the correct interpretation of s 9B of the Social Security (Long-Term Residential Care) Regulations has been¬†answered … Continue reading

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