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B06/1990 AMENDMENTS TO THE ELIGIBILITY HANDBOOK

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DATE OF ISSUE:19 February 1990

AMENDMENTS TO THE ELIGIBILITY HANDBOOK

Staff who hold a copy of the Eligibility Handbook - May 1988 Edition, please note that three amendments have been made to the handbook as a result of the extension of benefits under Parts II and III of the VEA to Australian service personnel serving with the United Nations Transition Assistance Group in Namibia.

2.The three amendments to the handbook should be made as follows:

Page 4:     -following the entry for 22 May 1986 introducing the Veterans' Entitlement Act, add:

"27 June 1989Namibia designated as an operational area from 18 February 1989 for the purpose of extending benefits to Australian members of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group who served there.".

Page 7:     -add the following as the third and fourth sentences in 4.2.3 on operational service:

"Service in the operational area of Namibia forms the basis of eligibility for Australian members of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group.  Because disability is payable to UNTAG members under the VEA, there is no right to compensation under the Commonwealth Employee's Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988."

Page 7:-add to 4.2.4 on operational service:

"9Namibia 18 February 1989"

3.The above amendments, as well as the amendments advised by Departmental Instruction B08/89 of 28 April 1989, will be incorporated into the handbook at the next reprint in the near future.

DAVID HOLLAWAY

DIRECTOR

BENEFITS PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

15 February 1990