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Second Reading Speeches

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Family Support) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
,
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
and
Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
to: extend eligibility to family members of working age veterans who are experiencing vulnerabilities that give rise to a need for support, whether or not the veteran is participating in a rehabilitation program or has rendered warlike service; and expand the range of supports available to family members under the family support package;
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to provide that family support payments for veterans and their families are exempt from income tax; and
Social Security Act 1991
to provide that family support payments for veterans and their families are not income for the purposes of the social security income test.

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