Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 4 - Repayment of loans  

PART 4-1 - INDEBTEDNESS  

Division 140 - How are accumulated HELP debts worked out?  

Subdivision 140-B - Former accumulated HELP debts  

SECTION 140-10   HELP debt indexation factor  

140-10(1)  


The HELP debt indexation factor for a person for 1 June in a financial year is the number (rounded to 3 decimal places):


(a) if the *Secretary has determined, under section 142-10 , that the indexation of the person ' s *accumulated HELP debt for the financial year is to be reduced - worked out using the formula in subsection (1A); and


(b) in any other case - worked out as follows: Method statement


Step 1.

Add:

  • (a) the *index number for the *quarter ending on 31 March in that financial year; and
  • (b) the index numbers for the 3 quarters that immediately preceded that quarter.

  • Step 2.

    Add:

  • (a) the *index number for the *quarter ending on 31 March in the immediately preceding financial year; and
  • (b) the index numbers for the 3 quarters that immediately preceded that quarter.

  • Step 3.

    The HELP debt indexation factor for 1 June in the financial year is the amount under step 1 divided by the amount under step 2.

    140-10(1A)  


    For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the formula to work out the *HELP debt indexation factor for the person is:
    hesa_p_10

    where:

    A
    means the *HELP debt indexation factor for 1 June in the financial year worked out using the method statement in subsection (1).

    B
    means the number of days in the applicable calendar year determined for the person by the *Secretary under subsection 142-10(2) .

    140-10(2)  
    For the purposes of rounding a *HELP debt indexation factor, the third decimal place is rounded up if, apart from the rounding:


    (a) the factor would have 4 or more decimal places; and


    (b) the fourth decimal place would be a number greater than 4.


     

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