DFISA ceased 1 January 2022. This is for historical reference only. following example illustrates how and from whom overpayments are recovered where the social security payment of a veteran and a spouse had been overpaid because of adjusted DP arrears and where DFISA was payable to both.





$10,000 DP arrears

$2,000 Age pension overpayment

$2,000 DFISA arrears


$2,000 Age pension overpayment

$2,000 DFISA arrears


The amount to be released to the veteran was calculated as follows:

  1. DP arrears minus veteran and spouse overpayment/s = DP arrears released

    ($10,000 - $4,000 = $6,000)
  2. Veteran DFISA arrears + veteran DP arrears released = total amount released to veteran

    ($2000 + $6,000 = $8,000)

The partner's overpayment was recovered from veteran's DP arrears.

Amount released to partner = partner's DFISA arrears ($2,000)