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Powers of Commission in Relation to Direct Credit Payments

Commission authority to make direct credit payments


The VEA gives Commission the authority to:

  • make payments in a manner determined by the Commission,
  • make payments at intervals that the Commission specifies, and
  • direct that all or part of a person's pension instalments be paid into an account with a bank, credit union, building society or other financial institution account.
Commission authority to require pensioner to nominate account


The Commission has the:

  • authority to require a pensioner to nominate a financial institution for direct payment of pension or other allowance,
  • authority to withhold payments should the request to nominate an account not be complied with, and
  • discretion to subsequently restore pension payments from the date of suspension if the pensioner later nominates an account.

Manner of Payment

Section 58C VEA

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Payment into bank account

Section 58F VEA

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Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.

According to Section 179 of the VEA, the Commission is a body corporate under the name of Repatriation Commission.