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Income Support Pensioners
Where a resident who receiving disability pension also receives an income support pension, the rules for assessing the disability pension will be those applied in determining the person's rate of income support.
This means that:
- disability pension will be assessed as income where a person receives income support from Centrelink;
- disability pension will be exempt income for service pensioners;
- disability pension and war widow/ers pension will be assessed as income for aged pensioners and ISS recipients; and
- war widow/ers pension will be exempt income for war widow/ers who have qualifying service in their own right.
As noted earlier, a special discount is applied to the amount of income assessed by DH&FS for certain ISS recipients. More