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A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
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Registered 28 Jul 2022
Introduced HR 27 Jul 2022
Table of contents.

2022

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment (Incapacity Payments) Bill 2022

 

No.      , 2022

 

(Veterans’ Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                         3

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988  3


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment (Incapacity Payments) Act 2022.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  Subsection 131(3)

Omit “2022”, substitute “2023”.

2  Application and transitional provisions

(1)       Subject to this item, the amendment made by item 1 of this Schedule applies in relation to working out amounts of compensation payable to a person for a week starting on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       If an amount of compensation liable to be paid to a person for a week under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, is less than the amount that would have been payable to the person had the amendment made by item 1 been in force at that time, the Commonwealth is liable to pay to the person an amount equal to the difference between those 2 amounts.

(3)       Payments of amounts under subitem (2) are taken, for the purposes of paragraph 423(a) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, to be payments of compensation under that Act.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988

3  Subsection 19(3AA)

Omit “2022”, substitute “2023”.

4  Application and transitional provisions

(1)       Subject to this item, the amendment made by item 3 of this Schedule applies in relation to working out amounts of compensation payable to a person for a week starting on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       If an amount of compensation liable to be paid to a person for a week under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988, as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, is less than the amount that would have been payable to the person had the amendment made by item 3 been in force at that time, the Commonwealth is liable to pay to the person an amount equal to the difference between those 2 amounts.

(3)       Payments of amounts under subitem (2) are taken, for the purposes of subsection 160(1) of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988, to be payments of compensation in relation to defence service under that Act.