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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempting Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends: nine Acts to: exempt certain payments, known as the adjusted disability pension, from the social security income test; and remove the Defence Force Income Support Allowance; the

Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986
to: remove the disability income rent test; replace references to 'disability pension' with references that clarify the nature of the payment as a compensation payment; and adjust the mechanism for indexation of certain payments; and the
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
to establish a non-liability rehabilitation pilot to provide veterans with access to rehabilitation support without the requirement to have lodged a compensation claim.

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