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Actual rate

For DFISA purposes, the actual rate is the daily rate of the person's social security income support payment made under .

For DFISA-like purposes, the actual rate is the daily rate of the person's DAFF or ABSTUDY income support payment.

 

 

Defence Force Income Support Allowance (DFISA) is an income support payment to be made by DVA to people whose income support payment under Social Security Law is reduced, or not payable, because of the impact of adjusted disability pension. DFISA is the difference between the person's existing entitlement, and what the entitlement would have been had adjusted DP been exempt, but was assessed in the calculation of rent assistance.

 

 

The Defence Force Income Support Allowance-like (DFISA-like) payment is an ISP under regulations made under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986. DFISA-like payment may be payable to a person whose:

  • income support payment administered by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), or
  • living allowance made under ABSTUDY

is reduced or not payable because of adjusted disability pension ADP.

 

 

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Aboriginal study assistance scheme means:

  • the ABSTUDY scheme, or
  • the Aboriginal Overseas Study Assistance Scheme.

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