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Actual rate (DFISA ceased 2022)
DFISA was removed 1 January 2022. This is for historical reference only.
For DFISA purposes, the actual rate was the daily rate of the person's social security income support payment.
The information below is for historical reference only.
Defence Force Income Support Allowance (DFISA) ceased on 1 January 2022 because adjusted disability income became exempt income under the Social Security Act 1991. It was an income support payment paid by DVA to people whose income support payment under Social Security Law was reduced, or not payable, because of the impact of adjusted disability pension. DFISA was the difference between the person's existing entitlement, and what the entitlement would have been had adjusted DP been exempt, but was assessed in the calculation of rent assistance.
From 1 January 2022, DFISA-like payments ceased. The information below is for historical reference only.
The Defence Force Income Support Allowance-like (DFISA-like) payment was an ISP under regulations made under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986. DFISA-like payment may have been payable to a person whose:
- income support payment was administered by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), or
- living allowance made under ABSTUDY
was reduced or not payable because of adjusted disability pension ADP.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Aboriginal study assistance scheme means:
- the ABSTUDY scheme, or
- the Aboriginal Overseas Study Assistance Scheme.
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