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B57/1994 VETERANS' CHILDREN EDUCATION SCHEME (VCES)
DATE OF ISSUE: 25 NOVEMBER 1994
VETERANS' CHILDREN EDUCATION SCHEME (VCES)
The purpose of this instruction is to advise of increased rates of education allowances to be paid in 1995 through VCES.
2.The new rates are set out at Attachment A and are effective from the first payday in January 1995. These figures correspond to the 1995 rates for AUSTUDY and Assistance to Isolated Children as determined by the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET).
3.The education allowances for primary school students and secondary students who are under sixteen and living at home are indexed annually by reference to the Consumer Price Index.
4.Education allowance payable to students aged sixteen years and over is increased annually and aligned to the maximum rates payable under AUSTUDY. Education allowance payable to children under sixteen living away from home is aligned with the rate payable to children under the Assistance to Isolated Children.
5.The Australian Mariners' Children Education Scheme (AMCES) was automatically revoked when the Seamens' War Pension and Allowances Act was abolished on 1 July 1994. All children covered under AMCES automatically receive cover under the VCES.
6.Please direct any queries regarding the rates at Attachment A to Meleta James on 06 289 6457.
A/G NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
VCES ALLOWANCES FOR 1995
Fortnightly rates of education allowance effective from 1 January 1995 (VCES Part 3 - Education Allowance)
AGE GROUPAT HOMELIVING AWAYHOMELESS
Under 16 years$31.00$134.50$222.10
18 years and over$161.80$245.60$245.60
21 years and over$298.40
An annual lump sum of $148.00 is paid to primary level students living at home. This rate is also effective from 1 January 1995.