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3.2.5 Observations


There are explicit differences in the qualifying criteria for benefits under the Defence Service Homes Act 1918 and the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 which mean that entitlement to benefits under one Act does not automatically indicate an entitlement to benefits under the other.

As an example, CMF service in Darwin in 1942 while it was being bombed does not satisfy the eligibility criteria under the DSH legislation. However, such service may warrant entitlement to apply for a Service Pension.