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Income Support

The DVA program area which administers income support payment claims for means tested pensions or benefits is called income support.



Means a payment of:

  • job search allowance, or

  • youth training allowance.



Means testing is application of the income test and the assets test to determine a person's rate of pension.  The rate that is payable to a person is the lesser of the rates determined under each test.  All income support pensions paid by DVA are means tested.



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