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1.5.1 Objective of DVA's Income Support Program
220.127.116.11 — The intention of DVA's Income Support Program is to deliver means-tested income support pensions, allowances and benefits to veterans and their dependents.
18.104.22.168 — There are three forms of income support paid under the VEA:
- service pension;
- partner service pension; and
- income support supplement.
22.214.171.124 — All income support pensions are subject to income and assets tests except those granted to people who are blinded in both eyes. A number of supplementary allowances are also available.
126.96.36.199 — DVA pays and administers age pension under the Social Security Law to certain disability pensioners and their partners. DVA is also delegated to administer parts of the Aged Care Act 1997 for the purposes of calculating income tested residential aged care fees.