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B52/1992 REVISED THRESHOLD FOR GENERAL WAIVER OF DEBTS
DATE OF ISSUE: 24 NOVEMBER 1992
REVISED THRESHOLD FOR GENERAL WAIVER OF DEBTS
This instruction is to advise of the revised dollar amount below which a debt falls into a class of debt specified for general waiver under s206(1)(b)(ii) of the VEA. The existing threshold of $50 has been increased by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs to $200.
A debt now falls into a class of debt specified for general waiver where:
.the debt is calculated to be an amount less than $200, or where the delegate is satisfied on the basis of available evidence that the amount of the overpayment is, or is likely to be, less than $200.
Notice of the change was published in Commonwealth Gazette No. GN 41 of
14 October 1992 (see attachment). The new threshold should be applied immediately.
NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
19 November 1992
ATTATCHMENT TO THIS INSTRUCTION
(NOTE: This attachment has been rekeyed to enable it to be included on the General)
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette
No. GN 41, 14 October 1992Government departments 2845
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986
NOTICE UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH 206(1)(b)(ii)
I, BENJAMIN CHARLES HUMPHREYS, Minister of State for Veterans' Affairs, hereby:
(1)revoke, under paragraph 206(1)(b)(ii) of the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986 (the Act) the instrument dated 7 January 1988, in force under that subparagraph; and
(2)specify that a debt which is, or is likely to be, less than $200 is a class of debts for the purposes of subparagraph 206(1)(b)(ii) of the Act.
Dated this 22nd day of September 19982.
Minister of State for Veterans' Affairs
Printed by P.J. Grills, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra