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6.2 Above General Rate Disability Pensions - One Accepted Condition

The following steps demonstrate the method of establishing the notional assessment for a case where pension is assessed at the Special Rate for only one condition.

 

STEPS

EXAMPLE

Step 1 - Identify the dollar amount of disability pension paid in respect of the incapacity.

 

Step 2 - Identify the fortnightly amount of other compensation paid.

 

 

Step 3 - The above two dollar amounts are compared and the lesser is the amount by which the disability pension is offset.

 

Step 4 - The offset amount is manually entered into the PIPS payment system, Disability Pension Screen/PTIV.  CPI increases this initial offset amount at the same time as disability pension is increased.

Step 1 - Veteran A receives $1,143.80 (SR) disability pension per fortnight for incapacity from PTSD, the only accepted condition.

 

Step 2 - Veteran A is also receiving $1,250.60 (gross) incapacity payments per fortnight for PTSD.

 

Step 3 - Disability pension is fully offset as the incapacity payments exceed the disability pension payable.

 

Step 4 - The amount of $1,250.60 is manually entered into the PIPS payment system, Disability Pension Screen/PTIV non indexed field.  By recording the full incapacity payment in the non-index field will prevent small amounts of disability pension being paid should MTAWE be higher than CPI.

Note.  The non-indexed field is used to record periodic compensation when this amount is less than the notional assessment amount. Indexation then only occurs by manual intervention at variation of SRCA incap, or other periodic payment.

 

 

 

The portion of the disability pension paid in respect of the compensable condition.

Post traumatic stress disorder

The portion of the disability pension paid in respect of the compensable condition.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988