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The Commission can issue a written statement upon request of a member of the pension bonus scheme stating that:
- they were an accruing member;
- they gainfully worked at least the specified hours; and
- no more than a third of the hours worked were outside Australia.
These certificates can be issued for full and part years. The certificates can also be issued to say that a person's partner worked the specified number of hours.
According to Section 179 of the VEA, the Commission is a body corporate under the name of Repatriation Commission.
A member of the pension bonus scheme has accruing membership once they have registered and are meeting the requirements of the work test.
A person's 'partner' is someone who is a member of a couple with that person.
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