Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends: the
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  and
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  in relation to rehabilitation and transition management; the
Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  in relation to: the date of effect for periodic impairment compensation; the inclusion of a lifestyle factor in the calculation of interim permanent impairment compensation; recalculation of permanent impairment compensation for certain people; an increase to the rate of periodic compensation payable for dependent children; expansion of the eligibility criteria for the special rate disability pension; superannuation; remittal power of the Veterans’ Review Board; increase in the membership of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and access to rehabilitation and compensation for certain categories of persons; the
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  to increase the compensation for financial and legal advice; five Acts to: expand the lump sum compensation options for wholly dependent partners of deceased members; and require that eligible claims for existing conditions aggravated by defence service on or after 1 July 2004 be determined under the
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
; the
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
,
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to issue Repatriation Health Cards (for specific conditions) to certain eligible persons; the
Aged Care Act 1997
,
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
,
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to clarify the appropriation of costs for certain aged care services; the
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to extend the entitlement for travelling expenses to the partner of certain eligible persons; the
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to clarify administrative arrangements for the nomination of bank accounts for payments; and the
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to make technical amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
20 Mar 2013Introduced and read a first time
20 Mar 2013Second reading moved
14 May 2013Referred to Federation Chamber
15 May 2013Second reading debate
15 May 2013Second reading agreed to
15 May 2013Reported from Federation Chamber
15 May 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
16 May 2013Introduced and read a first time
16 May 2013Second reading moved
27 Jun 2013Second reading debate
27 Jun 2013Second reading agreed to
27 Jun 2013Third reading agreed to


27 Jun 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Jun 2013Assent

Act no.: 99

Year: 2013

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