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9.3.2 When MRCA Supplement may not be payable

A person cannot be paid MRCA Supplement if they are living overseas or if they are away from Australia on a temporary basis for longer than 26 weeks.  However a person becomes eligible again on the day they return to Australia or the day they notify the MRCC of their return to Australia, whichever is the later.

MRCA Supplement is not payable under the MRCA if the person is already receiving an equivalent supplement under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) or the Social Security Act 1991 (SSA).  Nor is it payable twice if the person is eligible under both sections 221 and 245 of the MRCA. However if the person is receiving a lower rate of supplement under the VEA or the SSA than is payable under the MRCA, then the difference should be paid under the MRCA.