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C16/2007 Veterans' Children Education Scheme (VCES) Limits for Additional Tuition and Special Financial Assistance Effective from 1 January 2007
The rates of Additional Tuition and Special Assistance have been increased effective from 1 January 2018. Accordingly, Departmental Instruction C16/2007 is revoked and should be used for reference purposes only. For current information concerning the maximum annual amounts of these entitlements, please see the relevant sections of the Education Schemes Policy Manual at the links below:
DATE OF ISSUE: 3 July 2007
Veterans' Children Education Scheme (VCES) Limits for Additional Tuition and Special Financial Assistance Effective from 1 January 2007
Amended by DI No.
C — 06/20 — 1 — 2
Replaces DI No.
The purpose of this Departmental Instruction is to advise the new maximum annual limits for Additional Tuition which may be approved by locations under 5.3 of the VCES.
Under the VCES the Repatriation Commission may arrange for a student to receive Additional Tuition and, in exceptional circumstances, recommend that Special Financial Assistance be provided. The Scheme provides for the maximum level of these benefits to be set by the Repatriation Commission.
In 2002 the previous limits were set at:
Additional Tuition – annual limit
Primary student $1,300
Secondary student $1,600
Tertiary student $2,000
Special Financial Assistance – annual limit
All students $2,000
In February 2006 the Military Rehabilitation Compensation Commission approved the limits for Additional Tuition and Special Financial Assistance under the Military Rehabilitation Compensation Education and Training Scheme (MRCAETS) at $2000 per annum for all students.
The Repatriation Commission has agreed that the Additional Tuition rates under the VCES be increased to $2,000 per annum for all students across all levels of education.
Special Financial Assistance rates under VCES remain at $2000 per annum.
Where there is a need for assistance beyond these limits the National Manager Veterans' Compensation has delegation to approve an additional $2,000 per annum for both types of assistance. Any application for a higher amount must be approved by the Repatriation Commission.
Any questions regarding this DI should be directed to Denise Mallinson, VCES Adviser on extension 16313.
3 July 2007