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  • Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003

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    Date
    05 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: continued indexation of “saved” child-related income support payments; misuse of the commutation provisions relating to the means testing of income streams for income support pensions; transfer of certain pension bonuses unclaimed under social security law; calculation of pension bonuses; backdating of claims for partner service pensions in certain circumstances; and alignment with social security law of compensation recovery provisions applicable to multiple lump sum compensation payments. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

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    Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: double counting of civilian compensation payments; recovery of lump sum compensation payments received by the partners of service pension or income support supplement recipients; misuse of retirement village entry contribution payments to obtain rent assistance; telephone allowance eligibility; rent assistance eligibility for persons receiving Family Tax Benefit; Pension Loan Scheme eligibility; seniors health card eligibility; and definition of “non-illness separated spouse”. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements (Clarke Review) Bill 2004

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    Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Provides for a once only payment to former prisoners-of-war of the North Koreans or their surviving spouse; and amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: index above general rate disability pensions; introduce a Defence Force Income Support Allowance; ensure appropriate rent assistance for war widows and widowers; increase funeral benefits; and extend operational service to minesweeping and bomb/mine clearance personnel. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Direct Deductions and Other Measures) Bill 2004

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    Date
    25 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: direct deduction arrangements; Victoria Cross allowance; automatic grant of income support supplement to age and wife pensioners; calculation of disability pension arrears; partner service pension for Norfolk Island residents; calculation of rent assistance; reduction in pension arrears payment resulting from overpayment of rent assistance and partner’s receipt of service pension; value of financial assets for purposes of deeming rules; clarification of deemed income and actual income from accrued returns on financial assets; means test exemption of certain superannuation assets; income and assets test treatment of small superannuation accounts and private rental income; adjustments to ceiling rate service pension; offence provisions; disposal of income and assets; compensation recovery; and minor and technical amendments. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Disability, War Widow and War Widower Pensions) Bill 2007

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    Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: increase the rates of extreme disablement adjustment disability pension, general rate disability pension and the previously non-indexed component of war widow and widower pension; and introduces new indexation arrangements for these pensions to be indexed twice annually. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Electronic Delivery) Bill 2004

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    Date
    04 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide for the electronic communication of claims, applications and other documents to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Gold Card Extension) Bill 2002

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    Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend eligibility for full repatriation health care (that is, the Gold Card) to Australian veterans who are aged 70 or over and who have post-World War 2 qualifying service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Bill 2008

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    Date
    13 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend the automatic grant of intermediate and temporary special rate disability pensions to eligible dependants of veterans or members;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to extend eligibility for income support supplements to certain war widows and widowers; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend a tax exempt bereavement payment to the estate of certain single pensioners who die in indigent circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2009

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    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    to extend nuclear test participant eligibility to certain Australian Protective Service officers;
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to enable Defence Service Homes Insurance to pay the New South Wales State Emergency Services levy;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: time limits for claims for certain travel expenses; the aggravation of war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease remaining compensable; dependants of veterans who were prisoners of war; and review of the Statement of Principles;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to the serving of notices or other documents;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: require that certain lump sum compensation payments are made into the recipient’s account; and make technical amendments; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable Victoria Cross recipients to receive a Victoria Cross allowance or annuity under the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and from a foreign country. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    to extend nuclear test participant eligibility to certain Australian Protective Service officers;
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to enable Defence Service Homes Insurance to pay the New South Wales State Emergency Services levy;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: time limits for claims for certain travel expenses; the aggravation of war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease remaining compensable; dependants of veterans who were prisoners of war; and review of the Statement of Principles;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to the serving of notices or other documents;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: require that certain lump sum compensation payments are made into the recipient’s account; and make technical amendments; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable Victoria Cross and decoration allowance recipients to receive a Victoria Cross allowance, decoration allowance or annuity under the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and from a foreign country. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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