A person can only receive one Veteran Payment for a period | Compensation and Support Policy Library, Part 3A Veteran Payment, Payment

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A person can only receive one Veteran Payment for a period

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If a person is receiving Veteran Payment for a period (whether as a current or former member of the ADF or their partner), they are unable to receive another Veteran Payment for the same period.  This is the case even if the person is eligible for the Veteran Payment both as a primary person and as the partner of another primary person.

It should not be possible for two instances of Veteran Payment to be made to the same person for any period.  However, this may occur through errors in systems or records.

If two instances of Veteran Payment are paid to the same person for the same period, this will result in an overpayment.  One instance of Veteran Payment should be cancelled immediately this issue is detected, and the overpayment should be recovered in accordance with the Overpayment Management Manual.