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  • 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' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

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    Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: disposal of assets; pensioner payments and treatment eligibility for prisoners; indexation of income/assets reduction limits; recovery of social security overpayments; rent assistance; bereavement payments; pension bonuses; rent assistance; and certain income support regimes;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    in relation to: service injuries and diseases; and onus of proof;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to include the income support supplement as a payment not requiring provision of a tax file number;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: clarify the taxable status of Defence Force Income Support Allowance payments; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004
    to repeal redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Statements of Principles and Other Measures) Bill 2007

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    Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: enable the Repatriation Medical Authority to review one or a number of factors in a Statement of Principles; enable benefits and allowances fixed or calculated by regulations or other legislative instruments to be funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund; clarify and amend the operation of income streams rules;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to correct minor errors and anomalies; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to access to specified treatment for certain veterans and dependents. 

    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 (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' 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' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2002 Budget Measures) Bill 2002

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    Date
    20 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: indexation of the ceiling rate of income support supplement and service pension; backdating claims for income support supplement for certain war widows and widowers; and family situation rules applicable to income support supplement recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

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    Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    as a consequence of the income support supplement to war widows and widowers introduced in 1994 under the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    ;
    Aged Care (Consequential Provisions) Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Family and Other Measures) Act 1997
    ,
    Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Compensation Measures) Act 1997
    and
    Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000
    to correct misdescribed amendments that resulted in intended amendments not being made; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to correct certain references, omissions and other typographical errors and omit redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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