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Above General Rate - includes SR, TTI, IR and EDA


Under Section 24 of the VEA, a veteran is eligible for the Special Rate of the Disability Compensation Payment if they are considered to be totally and permanently incapacitated, that is, if the incapacity from war-caused injury or war-caused disease, or both, is of such a nature that:

  • the degree of incapacity is at least 70 %; or
  • the veteran is receiving/entitled to receive a pension at the 'general rate' due to Pulmonary tuberculosis;
  • and because of this incapacity, the veteran is:
    • incapable of undertaking remunerative work for periods aggregating more than 8 hours per week; and
    • suffering a loss of salary or wages.



Temporarily totally incapacitated rate of disability compensation payment (formerly known as disability pension) under section 25 of the VEATTI is the colloquial name for temporary payment at the special rate of the disability compensation payment.



Intermediate Rate Disability Compensation Payment (formerly known as Intermediate Rate of disability pension) is paid to compensate a veteran who, because of incapacity resulting from eligible service, is unable to resume or continue paid work for:

  • 50 per cent or more of normal time, or
  • 20 hours or more per week.

The intermediate rate provides a rate of pension to bridge the gap between the General Rate and the Special Rate (colloquially known as TPI) for ex-servicemen capable of part-time or intermittent work only.



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