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Exempt Lump Sums

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7 October 2015

 

Specifically exempted lump sums

 

Specific lump sums can be exempted from the income test under VEA. An amount received by a person is an exempt lump sum if it is:

  • not a periodic payment (within the meaning of subsection 5K(1A),
  • not income from remunerative work undertaken by the person, and
  • is an amount, or one of a class of payments that the Commission determines to be an exempt lump sum.

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Specific lump sums that have been exempted under subsection 5H(12)

Specific lump sums that have been exempted under subsection 5H(12) are listed in the table below. Note that while some of these exemptions have since been repealed, exempt lum sums determined in repealed instruments are still exempt for historical calculations.

 

Type of lump sum

Exempt amount

Determination name and number

Accommodation bonds and charges

A refund of an accommodation bond, defined as an exempt bond amount, to a person who is or was an aged care resident.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (remade in R.18 of 2015)

 

A refund of accommodation charges (the refunded amount) paid to a person who is or was an aged care charge exempt resident.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (remade in R.18 of 2015)

ATSIC grants

Note – These grants are now administered by Indigenous Business Australia

ATSIC Business Development Programme grants paid under the ATSIC guidelines in effect from 1 July 1999.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 2 of 2000 (repealed by R.26 of 2014)

 

ATSIC Indigenous Business incentive Programme Grants.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (repealed)

Bali bombing

Certain payments made by the Commonwealth, State or Territory Government or the Australian Red Cross Bali Appeal Fund to victims of the 12 October 2002 terrorist bombing in Bali.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum - Payment to Victims of Bali Bombing)

Determination No R6 of 2006 (repealed by R.26 of 2014)

Child abuse

Ex gratia payments made by the Tasmanian Government in respect of child abuse suffered by the person while in Tasmanian State care.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Tasmanian Child Abuse)

Determination No R13 of 2006 – Tasmanian Child Abuse

 

First and second level payments by the Queensland Government under the Queensland Government Redress Scheme in respect of child abuse or neglect suffered by the person while in Queensland licensed institution or detention centre

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Queensland Government Redress Scheme)

Determination No R6 of 2008 – Queensland Government Redress Scheme (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

One off ex gratia payments made by the State of Western Australia under the Scheme known as Redress WA for individuals, who as children, were abused while in State care.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Redress WA)

Determination No R10 of 2008 – Redress WA (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

One-off payment made by the Anglican Church or ANGLICARE under the Pastoral Care and Assistance Scheme Anglican Church of Sydney and ANGLICARE Diocese of Sydney to a person in recognition of moderate or severe psychological damage to the person resulting from child abuse or sexual misconduct by a church worker.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Pastoral Care and Assistance Scheme Payment)

Determination No. R11 of 2010 – Pastoral Care and Assistance Scheme Payment

 

One off ex gratia payments made by the South Australian Government under the Victims of Crime Act 2001 (SA) to former residents who were abused while in State care.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum - Payments to former residents in South Australian State care)

Determination No. R10 of 2011 - Payments to former residents in South Australian State care

Compensation for defective administration/Act of Grace payments 

Lump sums paid under the scheme for Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration (CDDA) or as an Act of Grace payment made under section 65 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013..

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Compensation)

Determination No R18 of 2004 – Compensation (remade in R.73 of 2014)

Crisis payments

'One-off' crisis payments granted under the Veterans' Entitlements (Special Assistance) Regulations 1999.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (remade in R.18 of 2015)

Dairy industry

Dairy Exit Payments from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia (AFFA).

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 2 of 2000  (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Defence Abuse Reparation Scheme lump sum payment

A lump sum payment to a person, or to an authorised representative on behalf of a person, by the Department of Defence under the Defence Abuse Reparation Scheme

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No R41 of 2013

F111 Deseal/Reseal

One-off payment in relation to the F111 Deseal/Reseal maintenance program.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – The F111 Deseal/Reseal Lump Sum Payment)

Determination No 20 of 2015 – The F-111 Deseal/Reseal Lump Sum Payment

Family day care establishment

Payment made by FaHCSIA to assist a person in meeting the initial costs of setting up their home-based child care business through Family Day Care

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Family Day Care Start Up Payment)

Determination No R2 of 2008 – Family Day Care Start Up Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Payment made by FaHCSIA to assist a person to undertake required changes to their home or its immediate surroundings in order for them to provide quality child care

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Remote Area Family Day Care Start Up Payment)

Determination No R3 of 2008 – Remote Area Family Day Care Start Up Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Farm family restart scheme

Farm Family Restart Scheme re-establishment grants paid on or after 1 July 1998 or those paid before 1 July 1998 which will have any waiting periods waived from 1 July 1998.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (repealed)

Farm businesses

Queensland Vegetation Management Framework Financial Assistance for Farm Businesses provides payment to Queensland farmers whose farm business has been significantly affected by the introduction of vegetation management legislation prohibiting broadscale clearing.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Queensland Vegetation Management Framework Assistance for Farm Businesses)

Determination R1 of 2008 – Queensland Vegetation Management Framework Financial Assistance for Farm Businesses (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grant is a response to the extent and severity of the drought and is available to farmers who have sold their farm enterprise and meet Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry eligibility guidelines

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grant)

Determination R9 of 2008 – Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grant (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Farm Exist Support Grants are payments made by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry under the Farm Exit Support Program to a person to assist them in exiting farming.  This includes the Farm Exit Support Grant, the Farm Exit Support Advice and Re-training Grant, and the Farm Exit Support Relocation Grant.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum - Farm Exit Support Grants)

Determination R48 of 2010 - Farm Exit Support Grants (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Climate Change Adjustment Program Re-establishment Grant is part of the response to assist primary industries to prepare for the impact of climate change and is available to farmers who have sold their farm enterprise and meet the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry eligibility guidelines.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Climate Change Adjustment Program

Re-establishment Grant)

Determination R13 of 2008 – Climate Change Adjustment Program Re-establishment Grant (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Murray-Darling Basin Small Block Irrigators Grant is a one off payment to eligible irrigators on blocks of 15 hectares or less who agree to sell their water entitlements to the Commonwealth and to leave irrigation farming for at least five years.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Murray-Darling Basin Small Block Irrigators Grant)

Determination No R8 of 2009 – Murray-Darling Basin Small Block Irrigators Grant (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Fishing industry

Payments from the New South Wales Department of Fisheries to compensate commercial fishermen for the surrender of their licence to fish in declared areas.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2002 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Payments to compensate certain commercial fishery licence holders for relinquishing their licence to fish in the Murray River.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – South Australian Fishery Payment)

Determination No R4 of 2006 – South Australian Fishery Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

An ex gratia Workers Assistance Grant paid to a person by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry under the Fisheries Adjustment Package (Securing Our Fishing Future) 2005 in compensation for the person losing their job as a result of reduced fishing activity.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Fisheries Adjustment Package)

Determination No R14 of 2006 – Fisheries Adjustment Package (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Forestry industry

Financial assistance payments from the Victorian Government to Victorian Forest Produce licensees.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 2 of 2002 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Payments under the NSW River Red Gum Structural Adjustment Package administered by Industry and Investment NSW.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – River Red Gum Structural Adjustment Package Payment)

Determination No. R59 of 2010 - River Red Gum Structural Adjustment Package Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Great Barrier Reef

An employee assistance payment under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Structural Adjustment Package.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Great Barrier Reef Employee Assistance Payment)

Determination No R24 of 2004 – Great Barrier Reef Employee Assistance Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Health insurance

Cash payments to eligible participating MBF contributors as a result of the merger of MBF and BUPA Australia

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – MBF and BUPA Australia Merger Payment)

Determination No R14 of 2008 – MBF and BUPA Australia Merger Payment

 

Cash payments to eligible Manchester Unity members as a result of the merger of Manchester Unity with HCF

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Manchester Unity and HCF Merger Payment)

Determination No R7 of 2009 – Manchester Unity and HCF Merger Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Cash payment to participating Australian Health Management Group members as a result of the merger of the Australian Health Management Group and Medibank Private

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Australian Health Management Group and Medibank Private Merger Payment)

Determination No R9 of 2009 – Australian Health Management Group and Medibank Private Merger Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Holocaust payments

Payments from a Humanitarian Fund (established by Swiss banks) for needy Holocaust survivors, paid through the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (remade in R.18 of 2015)

 

Restitution payments from the Dutch 'Maror' fund to certain Australian residents of Jewish origin as a result of anti-Semitic persecution.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 2 of 2002 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Payments from the French Government under French Decree 2000-657 instituting reparations for orphans whose parents were victims of anti-Semitic persecutions.

Veterans Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 2 of 2002 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Home equity conversion amounts

Home Equity Conversion (HEC) loan amounts in excess of $40,000.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (remade in R.18 of 2015)

Income streams

An amount of an annuity contract paid by a life office or a superannuation fund that is the minimum amount payable, consistent with the need to convert the person's existing annuity contract to an asset test exempt product amount between 20 September 1998 and 31 July 1999 (inclusive).

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (remade in R.18 of 2015)

 

Income received after the end of a market-linked income stream term.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – income received after end of market-linked income stream term)

Determination No R25 of 2004 – income received after end of market-linked income stream term (remade in R.62 of 2014)

 

One-off compensation payment paid by Aviva Australia to pensioners whose income support payments were affected as a result of incorrect recording of the purchase price amount for three Aviva Australia income streams

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Compensation paid by Aviva Australia)

Determination No R8 of 2008 – Compensation paid by Aviva Australia (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

A lump sum ex gratia payment to income support pensioners affected by Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation (CBOSC) Pty Limited incorrectly calculating the tax free component of a defined benefit income stream or not providing information about the tax free component of the income stream

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation Pty Limited – OSF DB Rectification Project Payment)

Determination No R26 of 2012 – Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation Pty Limited – OSF DB Rectification Project Payment

Indigenous wages

Second compensatory payment to a pensioner couple made under the Awards Wages process for Indigenous Queenslanders made by the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development through the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (repealed)

 

Monetary compensation offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and any other persons whose wages were controlled under the Queensland Government legislation known as the Protection Acts during the period 1897 to 1986.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Queensland Indigenous Reparation Payment)

Determination R5 of 2006 – Queensland Indigenous Reparation Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Payments received from the Aboriginal Trust Fund Repayment Scheme by Aborigines or their descendants to compensate for wages and other money paid into trust funds between 1900 and 1968 and never repaid.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – New South Wales Aboriginal Trust Fund Repayment Scheme)

Determination No R8 of 2006 – New South Wales Aboriginal Trust Fund Repayment Scheme (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

A one-off lump sum ex gratia payment paid by the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs to individuals under the Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA)

Determination No R25 of 2012 – Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

 A one-off lump sum ex-gratia reparation payment made by the Queensland Government to certain Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders whose wages and savings were controlled by the Queensland Government under a legislative regime known as the "Protection Acts".

Veterans' Entitlements (Income Exempt Lump Sum - Queensland Stolen Wages Reparation Payment Scheme) Determination 2016

Determination No R9 of 2016 - Stolen Wages Reparation Payment Scheme Qld

Insurance Payments for death or terminal illnessA life insurance payment received by a person upon the death or terminal illness of another person pursuant to a policy of insurance held by the first person.

Veterans' Entitlements (Exempt Lump Sum - Life Insurance Payouts) Determination 2016

Determination R15 of 2016.

Medical conditions

Payments from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care associated with the Australian Human Pituitary Hormone Program and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD).

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (remade by R. 18 of 2015)

 

A payment (other than a periodical payment or a payment representing an accumulation of instalments) made for or in respect of expenses incurred by a person for hospital, medical, dental or similar treatment.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2000 (remade in R.18 of 2015)

Motorcycle purchase

Payments under the Veterans' Entitlements (Special Assistance – Motorcycle Purchase) Regulation 2001, to reimburse disabled veterans for the amount of GST paid for the purchase of motorcycles or eligible parts.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 6 of 2001 (remade in R.18 of 2015)

 

Netherlands Backpay SchemePayments by the Dutch Government to provide compensation to former civil servants and military personnel who received little or no salary during the way years in the Dutch East Indies and who were still alive on 15 August 2015. Where an eligible person died on or after 15 August 2015 his or her heirs may be paid the compensation.

Veterans' Entitlements (Exempt Lump Sum – The Netherlands Government Compensation Payments) Determination 2016

Instrument 2016 No. R61

One-off payments under the VEA or SSA

2001 one-off payment to the aged.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 5 of 2001 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Participants in pilot schemes, trial programs and surveys

Financial assistance associated with the Assessment and Contestability Trial for People with Disabilities.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 4 of 2000 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Financial assistance associated with the Welfare Reform Pilots.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt lump Sum

Determination No 3 of 2000 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Payments to aged pensioners or unemployed persons for the Rules Simplification Taskforce established within the Department of Family and Community Services.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 7 of 2001 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Payments to people who participate in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination R21 of 2014

 

Payments received by a person or a person's partner, under the Australian Capital Territory Government's Community Inclusion and Household Debt Pilot Project.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Australian Capital Territory Government's Community Inclusion and Household Debt Pilot Project)

Determination R19 of 2005 – Australian Capital Territory Government's Community Inclusion and Household Debt Pilot Project (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Prisoners of war

A compensation payment made under Part 2 (Compensation payments for North Korean internment) of the Veterans' Entitlements (Clarke Review) Act 2004.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 7 of 2004 (remade in R.17 of 2015)

 

Ex gratia payment of $25,000 to Australian service personnel and civilians held as prisoners of war by the Japanese between 7 December 1941 and 29 October 1945, or their widows or widowers.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 3 of 2001(remade in R.16 of 2015)

 

Ex gratia payments made by Commonwealth or allied countries to a person interned, or their surviving widow or widower, by the Japanese during World War 2.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 4 of 2001(repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Ex gratia payments for British groups who were held prisoner by the Japanese during World War Two. There are five categories of people eligible to receive this payment.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 2 of 2001 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

One-off ex gratia payments for Australian former prisoners of war held in Europe during World War Two.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Ex Gratia Payment for Australian Prisoners of War in Europe)

Determination R16 of 2007 – Ex Gratia Payment for Australian Prisoners of War in Europe

 

One-off compensation payments paid to Australian former prisoners of war held by the Axis forces during World War Two, or to their surviving widow or widower,

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Compensation payments in respect of certain World War Two internments)

Determination No R5 of 2008 – Compensation payments in respect of certain World War Two internments (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Scholarships

An amount awarded under a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2001 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme (RAMUSS) payment of $10,000 for the period 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2000 made after 15 September 2000 and before 31 December 2000.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 5 of 2000 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

South Australian Energy Concession Bonus

A one-off payment by South Australian Government of $150 to people eligible for the South Australia Energy Concession.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Government of South Australia Energy Concession Bonus)

Determination R19 of 2015 – Energy Concession Bonus

Special Zone B Tax Offset Arrears

Arrears of special zone B tax offset paid by the ATO in respect of a person's residence on King Island or the Furneaux Group of Islands at any time between 1 July 1990 and 30 June 1997.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Arrears of Special Zone B Tax Offset)

Determination R15 of 2006 – Arrears of Special Zone B Tax Offset (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Stolen Generations

Ex-gratia payments from the Stolen Generations Fund, under the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal Children Act 2006 (Tas) to acknowledge hurt and distress suffered by eligible Aboriginal persons.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Tasmanian Government Stolen Generations of Aboriginal Children)

Determination No R11 of 2008  – Tasmanian Government Stolen Generations of Aboriginal Children (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Sugar Industry Reform Programs

Re-establishment or exit grants paid to sugarcane growers and harvesters who leave the industry, as announced on or about 1 February 2003 and 29 April 2004.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Sugar Payment)

Determination R12 of 2004 – Sugar Payment (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Re-establishment or exit grants of up to $45,000 for growers who leave the sugar industry, as announced on 25 September 2002.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No 1 of 2003 (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

Superannuation co‑contribution amounts

Payments made as a Commonwealth Government co-contribution to low income earners who have employer supported superannuation and also make personal contributions.

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Superannuation Co‑contribution Amounts)

Determination R7 of 2006 – Superannuation Co‑contribution Amounts

Thalidomide Class Action payments

Lump sum payments made pursuant to the settlement of a class action by persons in Australia and New Zealand who suffered thalidomide-caused injuries that was approved by the Victorian Supreme Court on 7 February 2014.

Veterans' Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum (Thalidomide Class Action Payment)

Determination R19 of 2014

Tobacco Growers Adjustment Assistance Package

Restructure grant paid under Tobacco Growers Adjustment Assistance Package

Veterans' Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Tobacco Growers Adjustment Assistance Package)

Determination R2 of 2007 – Tobacco Growers Adjustment Assistance Package (repealed by R. 26 of 2014)

 

Note: Specific lump sum payments may also be exempted from the assets test assessment under other related Acts including the Aged Care Act 1997. For further information about exemptions under the Aged Care Act, refer to the Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997.     

Lump Sums that are not included in the table

Lump sum payments that:

  • meet the criteria for a 5H(12) lump sum,
  • are unlikely to be repeated,

  • cannot be reasonably expected to be received or necessarily anticipated, and

  • do not represent receipt of money for services rendered directly or indirectly

may be candidates for exemption depending on the circumstances.  

It should be noted that lump sums cannot be exempted under 5H(12) unless Commission determines them to be so.

Additionally, under s5H(8), some other lump-sum amounts are exempt from the income test.  These include:

  • emergency relief or like assistance,

  • a one-off payment received for serving on a jury or as an expert witness, and

  • payments of an approved scholarship awarded on or after 1 September 1990.

 

Assessment of subsequent income from exempt lump sum payments

If the money received from an exempt lump sum is invested, used to acquire assets or disposed of, then the subsequent investment, asset acquisition or disposal is assessed using the appropriate income and assets test rules for DVA purposes.


One element of the means test for income support pensions whereby the rate of pension payable to a pensioner reduces progressively as their income increases above a certain threshold known as the income free area (IFA).

 

 

According to Section 179 of the VEA, the Commission is a body corporate under the name of Repatriation Commission.