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5.11.2 Payability of Seniors Supplement
Note: Seniors supplement was paid from 20 September 2009 to 20 June 2015. The following information is provided for historical purposes only.
When seniors supplement was payableVEA →
Seniors supplement (SSup) was payable to a person in relation to each day on which the person was eligible for the supplement.
When seniors supplement was not payableVEA →
SSup was not payable to a person if:
- they were temporarily absent from Australia for greater than 6 weeks,
- they had elected not to receive SSup and that election had not been withdrawn, or
- they had not provided a payment destination (bank account details) within the period requested by DVA.
Failure to provide payment destinationVEA →
For SSup to be payable, a person must have provided a payment destination (bank account details), if these bank account details were not provided within 28 days of being requested (or a longer period determined by Commission) SSup ceased to be payable to the person.
Once bank account details were provided, the allowance became payable from the date the details were provided.More →