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Under Section 24 of the VEA, a veteran is eligible fo the Special Rate if they are considered to be totally and permanently incapacitated, that is if the incapacity from war-caused injury or war-caused disease, or both is of such a nature that:
- the degree of incapacity is at least 70 %; or
- the veteran is receiving/entitled to receive a pension at the 'general rate' due to Pulmonary tuberculosis;
- and because of this incapacity, the veteran is:
- incapable of undertaking remunerative work for periods aggregating more than 8 hours per week; and
- suffering a loss of salary or wages.
Temporarily totally incapacitated rate of disability pension under section 25 of the VEA.
- 50 per cent or more of normal time, or
- 20 hours or more per week.
The intermediate rate provides a rate of pension to bridge the gap between the General Rate and the Special rate (T&PI) for ex-servicemen capable of part-time or intermittent work only.
Extreme Disablement Adjustment
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