establishing the three criteria under reason 8 - capacity to earn:
I think you are projecting your own issues onto guest - who's really given this forum nothing to go on.
You're assuming complex financial arrangements and incomes here.
It looks to me like guest is more after success stories to beef up their case rather than actually wanting advice.
As Fairgo says, you need to have special circumstances to qualify for Reason 8. We don't know what they are.
Are you both saying that it's incorrect that just as your income may be lowered through SSAT, it could also be
increased, given the circumstances of your case? You'd want to be pretty sure you had a good case and nothing
to lose in going to SSAT. I'm sure you're not recommending being vexatious for the sake of it, on the off chance you get a
reduced income assessed.