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Disability income (ceased 2022)
The term 'disability income' was removed from the VEA 1 January 2022. The following is for historical reference only.
For service pension or veteran payment recipients, disability income, when calculating the rent assistance reduction amount (as was set out in the table in SCH6-C13 of the VEA), referred to:
- disability compensation payment (as defined by section 5Q(1) of the VEA) including disability pension paid by foreign governments; and
- weekly permanent impairment compensation payments made under section 68, 71 or 75 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004; and
- weekly amounts a person would have been paid if the person had not instead received permanent impairment compensation under section 68, 71 or 75 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 as a lump sum.
For ISS recipients, disability income when calculating the rent assistance reduction amount (as was set out in the table in SCH6-C14B of the VEA) had the same meaning as adjusted disability pension.
Income Support Supplement - paid under Part III of VEA.
On 1 January 2022, both DFISA and the Disability Income Rent Test were removed. Thus the term Adjusted Disability Pension was made redundant. The following is for historical reference only.
Section 118NA of the VEA defined adjusted disability pension as:
- disability pension (known as disability compensation payment from 2022) paid under Parts II or IV of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA); and
- permanent impairment payments and special rate disability pension paid under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.
Adjusted disability pension did not include war widow's/widower's pension, or payments made by other governments to compensate for war or service related injuries.
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