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Self-funded retirees with disability pension and qualifying service
If a self funded retiree who receives disability pension has qualifying service, his or her disability pension is exempt from assessment as income.
To enable the exemption of disability pension, DVA is responsible for providing income figures to DH&FS for this small group of aged care residents (approximately 150 to 170 are expected Australia wide).
Because these people are not receiving an income support pension from DVA, they do not have an income support pension assessment with DVA.
Consequently, the procedure outlined below must be followed to update the income figure on the database and transmitted to DH&FS for these people.