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Exclusion of disability pension from assessment


In order to provide benefits to our veterans, even to those not receiving service pension, the service pension income assessment rules were extended to self-funded retirees who have qualifying service.

Under the service pension rules, any disability pension such veterans receive will be exempt from assessment as income for the purposes of the DH&FS income tested fees.

Special provisions were included in the aged care principles (under the Residential Care Subsidy Principles) to allow the exemption of disability pension.