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

Veterans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Mar 2004
Second reading moved 25 Mar 2004
Second reading agreed to 21 Jun 2004
Third reading agreed to 21 Jun 2004
Introduced and read a first time 22 Jun 2004
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2004
Second reading agreed to 24 Jun 2004
Third reading agreed to 24 Jun 2004
  • Act no.: 94
  • Year: 2004
29 Jun 2004

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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