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11.5 'Veteran Widowers' of WWII Women


It is important to note the special provisions in subsection 4(2AC) in relation to 'veteran widowers' of the WWII Women's Services listed in subsection 4(2AA).  These provisions ensure that any entitlement gained as a widower of a WWII ex-servicewoman covered under subsection 4(2AA) will not be affected by, nor will affect, any entitlement under the Defence Service Homes Scheme gained as an eligible veteran, spouse or de facto partner, widower or dependant parent of an eligible person.  This means that the 'veteran widowers'of the WWII women listed in subsection 4(2AA) will retain an entitlement to initial assistance on one occasion and subsequent further assistance on any number of occasions as widowers irrespective of whether they have been assisted on their own service, or as a spouse, widower or dependant parent.  This includes access to concurrent assistance on both entitlements if both are unused.  In these circumstances the references to once only opportunities in 11.1 and 11.2 of the widows' table do not apply to those persons.