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4.1.4 Extreme Disablement Adjustment Eligibility
What is the Extreme Disablement Adjustment?
The Extreme Disablement Adjustment compensates a person who is extremely disabled and in receipt of the 100 per cent general rate Disability Compensation Payment, but whose accepted disabilities have further degenerated after age 65. The adjustment is a 50 per cent increment to the 100 per cent general rate Disability Compensation Payment. Assessment for Extreme Disablement Adjustment only takes into account the medical impairment and lifestyle effects of a disability. It does not have regard to whether or not a veteran is employed nor any regard to income and assets.More →
What is the purpose of Extreme Disablement Adjustment?
The Extreme Disablement Adjustment is intended to provide a more substantial level of compensation to veterans who:
- are over 65 years of age and
- are retired, and
- whose degree of incapacity is greater than that required to qualify for the 100 per cent general rate, but
- who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the Intermediate or Special Rate pension.
Eligibility criteria for Extreme Disablement Adjustment
A person is eligible for the Extreme Disablement Adjustment if:
- the degree of incapacity from war-caused or defence-caused disabilities is determined to be 100 per cent, or
- he or she has suffered from or is suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis and is receiving or entitled to receive a Disability Compensation Payment at 100 per cent general rate, and More →
- he or she is 65 years old,
- he or she has an [glossary:impairment rating:] of at least 70 points and a [glossary:lifestyle rating:] of at least 6 points under GARP, and More →
- he or she is not receiving an Intermediate or Special Rate Disability Compensation Payment. More →
GARP - CCPS Research Library\Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Pension
Intermediate and Special Rates of pension
Section 4.1.5 Intermediate Rate
An injury or disease that has been determined under the VEA to be service-related, war-caused or defence-caused. These are sometimes referred to as accepted conditions.
See also accepted condition and war-caused injuries or diseases section 9 of the VEA.
According to subsection 5D(2), incapacity from a war or defence-caused disease or injury is a reference to the effects of that injury or disease, and not a reference to the injury or disease itself.
Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans' Pensions.