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Restitution Payments for POW Japan - Commonwealth and Allied Countries


Last amended: 9 December 2008

Prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War II – ex-gratia one-off payment

The United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand have made a one-off compensation payment to prisoners of war of the Japanese. This amount is an exempt lump sum for income test purposes, but if for example, invested or retained as cash, is treated as a financial asset and deemed.    

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Health management allowance (HMA) paid to atomic bomb survivors

HMA payments do not represent direct reimbursement for the expenses incurred in managing accepted war-caused conditions. They comprise unchanging monthly rates of payments as a consequence of exposure to radiation, rather than payments in respect of loss. They do not fall within an existing means test exemption and should be assessed under the income test.