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1.5.1 Objective of DVA's Income Support Program intention of DVA's Income Support Program is to deliver means-tested income support pensions, allowances and benefits to veterans and their dependents. are four main forms of income support paid under the VEA:

  • service pension;
  • partner service pension;
  • veteran payment; and
  • income support supplement. income support pensions are subject to income and assets tests except those granted to people who are blinded in both eyes. A number of supplementary allowances are also available. pays and administers age pension under the Social Security Law to certain Disability Compensation Payment recipients and their partners. DVA is also delegated to administer parts of the Aged Care Act 1997 for the purposes of calculating income tested residential aged care fees.