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  • Condition 3: child stops school



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    You can meet this condition for the child only if:

    • on the day you or your partner incurred the expense in respect of the child, the child was 16 years old or older and met the schooling requirement
    • the child was not undertaking primary or secondary school studies on 30 June 2009, and
    • you would have satisfied condition 1 or 2 for the child on the day the expense was incurred if the child had earned no income in the 2008-09 income year.

    If all these criteria are satisfied the Commissioner will accept that you have met condition 3 when you or your partner incurred the expense.

    Did you meet this condition?

    Yes - Go to Meeting the schooling requirement.

    No - Read Condition 4: independent student.

    Last modified: 27 Jul 2020QC 21870