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4.1.7.1 Injuries Eligible for Increased Disability Pension Rates under VEA section 27(4)

Under section 27(4) of the VEA, the following injuries listed in column 1 can be can be treated as if they were the corresponding injuries listed in column 2 for the purpose of determining the rate of increased pension to be applied.

 

Injury

To be treated as

Arm amputated below the elbow, if the elbow action is lost as a result of the amputation

an arm amputated above the elbow

Leg amputated below the knee, if the knee action is lost as a result of the amputation

A leg amputated above the knee

Amputation of a foot

Amputation of a leg below the knee

Amputation of a hand

Amputation of an arm below the elbow

a leg, foot, hand or arm that has been rendered permanently and wholly useless

Having been amputated