Restrictions on dual payments | Compensation and Support Policy Library, Part 3A Veteran Payment, Payment

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Restrictions on dual payments

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Section 45SB VEA (7), (8) and (9).

A Veteran Payment is not payable to a person if they are receiving certain types of compensation under the MRCA, DRCA or the VEA.

This includes:

  • War Widow/Widower’s pension

  • Incapacity Payments

  • Special Rate Disability Pension

  • Veterans’ Children Education Scheme

  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme

 

A partner is unable to receive Veteran Payment and compensation as a wholly dependent partner under MRCA at the same time.  However, where a person receives compensation as a wholly dependent partner under the MRCA and is eligible for Veteran Payment in their own right (as a primary person, rather than as the partner of a person receiving Veteran Payment) the preclusion does not apply.

A Veteran Payment is not payable to a person if they are receiving a DVA income support payment or a Centrelink or other Government payment, pension or benefit.

This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Service Pension (Age Service Pension, Invalidity Service Ppension and Partner Service Pension)

  • Income Support Supplement

  • ABSTUDY

  • Age pension

  • Disability Support pension

  • Wife pension

  • Carer payment

  • Bereavement allowance

  • Widow B pension

  • Parenting payment

  • Youth allowance

  • Austudy payment

  • Newstart allowance

  • Sickness allowance

  • Special benefit

  • Partner allowance

  • Special Needs pension

  • Farm Household Allowance

 

A Veteran Payment recipient may not receive:

  • Veterans Supplement

  • MRCA Supplement, or

  • DRCA Supplement.