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3.12 Crisis Payment


This chapter contains information on immediate financial assistance called crisis payments to people in severe financial hardship and suffering from extreme circumstances or release from lawful custody.

The Veterans' Entitlements (Special Assistance) Regulations 1999, were created under the special assistance provisions in s106 of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, to authorise payment of a crisis payment.  The Regulations, approved by the Repatriation Commission, set out the prescribed conditions.  

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