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  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2009

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    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable veterans’ affairs pensions, allowances and other pecuniary benefits to be paid into accounts with foreign banks or other financial institutions;
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to extend eligibility for the Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme to persons eligible for assistance; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to cease payment of dependants’ pensions and provide for a lump sum payment to existing recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010

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    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide that Australian Defence Force members with British nuclear test defence service are eligible for pensions, treatment and other benefits; lower the age of domicile of choice from 21 to 18 years of age; and cease eligibility for war widow or widower pension for widows and widowers who enter into a de facto relationship prior to claiming the pension;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    ,
    Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to provide that certain submarine special operations between 1978 and 1992 will be reclassified as operational and qualifying service; and
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to reclassify certain service in Ubai in Thailand as qualifying service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform) Bill 2009

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    Date
    12 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to: increase the single maximum basic rate of veterans' affairs pensions from 20 September 2009; index veterans' affairs pensions using the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index; index veterans' affairs pensions using a combined couple benchmark; increase veterans' affairs pensions to compensate for anticipated increases in the living cost index arising from the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme; increase the income test taper rate and remove the additional income test free area for dependent children; introduce a Work Bonus so that certain income is disregarded as ordinary income; close the pension bonus scheme from 20 September 2009; increase the pension age for persons other than veterans from 65 to 67 years; enable certain veterans' affairs pension recipients to apply for an advance of veterans' affairs entitlements;
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    ,
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to consolidate a number of smaller payments and allowances into one pension supplement;
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to allow veterans' affairs pensioners to transition to the new arrangements; and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    in relation to the calculation of total assessable income for residents in aged care. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

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    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

  • 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' 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' 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 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 (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 (Direct Deductions and Other Measures) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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