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Restrictions on dual payments
Section 45SB VEA (7), (8) and (9).
A Veteran Payment is not payable to a person if they are receiving certain types of compensation under the MRCA, DRCA or the VEA.
War Widow/Widower’s pension
Special Rate Disability Pension (MRCA)
Veterans’ Children Education Scheme
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme
A partner is unable to receive Veteran Payment and compensation as a wholly dependent partner under MRCA at the same time. However, where a person receives compensation as a wholly dependent partner under the MRCA and is eligible for Veteran Payment in their own right (as a primary person, rather than as the partner of a person receiving Veteran Payment) the preclusion does not apply.
A Veteran Payment is not payable to a person if they are receiving a DVA income support payment or a Centrelink or other Government payment, pension or benefit.
This includes (but is not limited to):
Service Pension (Age Service Pension, Invalidity Service Pension and Partner Service Pension)
Income Support Supplement
Disability Support pension
Special Needs pension
Farm Household Allowance
A Veteran Payment recipient may not receive:
MRCA Supplement, or