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Date of Effect - Overseas Benefits
Last amended: 29 April 2009
Loss of partner service pension – war widows/widowers receiving overseas benefits
Where a person attains war widow/widower status through the receipt of an overseas benefit, then payability for partner service pension is lost. The date of effect for cancellation of partner service pension is determined by the date on which the person attains war widow/widower status through the receipt of overseas benefit payments. The date of receipt may be some time after the initial grant of the overseas benefit, in which case the loss of partner service pension is delayed.
If the person fails to notify the department that they are receiving an overseas benefit, then the date of effect is the date that the overseas benefit first commences to be received. This policy is outlined in Departmental Instruction C31/99.