Exclusion of disability pension from assessment | Compensation and Support Reference Library, Departmental Instructions, 1998, C12/1998 AGED CARE REFORMS , ASSESSMENT OF SELF-FUNDED RETIREES WITH DISABILITY PENSION AND QUALIFYING SERVICE

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Exclusion of disability pension from assessment

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In order to provide benefits to our veterans, even to those not receiving service pension, the service pension income assessment rules were extended to self-funded retirees who have qualifying service.

Under the service pension rules, any disability pension such veterans receive will be exempt from assessment as income for the purposes of the DH&FS income tested fees.

Special provisions were included in the aged care principles (under the Residential Care Subsidy Principles) to allow the exemption of disability pension.