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11.5.5 Payment by Individual Cheque

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What is payment by individual cheque?

Payment by individual cheque involves sending a cheque for the value of a pensioner's fortnightly pension instalment to their nominated address each fortnight.    

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Acceptable methods of receiving pension

Section 11.5.1

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Reasons for paying by cheque

In order to receive payments by cheque, a pensioner must have an exemption from direct credit payment granted by Commission.    

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Other exemptions from payments by direct credit

Section 11.5.3

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Disadvantages of cheque payment

In comparison to direct credit, individual cheques have the disadvantages that they are:

  • expensive to issue
  • difficult to trace, and
  • time consuming to reissue.


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