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30/2000 Schemes as made
Removes the requirement in the Veterans' Children Education Scheme ("the Scheme")(made under s.117 of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986) that in order to be eligible for benefits under the Scheme a student must not cease to be in full-time education for more than three years (“the 3 year rule”).
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
General Comments: The Veterans' Children Education Scheme (Leave of Absence) Instrument was approved by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs on 4 December 2000: see Supporting Material.
Registered 22 Apr 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR06-Feb-2001
Tabled Senate06-Feb-2001
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014






                               VETERANS’ ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986


Veterans' Children Education Scheme

      (Leave of Absence) Instrument


Instrument No. 30/2000


The Repatriation Commission makes this Instrument under subsection 117(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.


1.         This Instrument commences, or is taken to have commenced, on 1 January        2001.


2.         The Veterans' Children Education Scheme ("the VCES") is varied by omitting paragraphs 2.9 and 2.9.1.




A person who lost eligibility for benefits under the VCES by reason of the operation of paragraphs 2.9 and 2.9.1 of the VCES may, on or after the commencement of this Instrument, and subject to the VCES, claim benefits under the VCES but such person is not entitled to any benefits he or she forfeited by reason of the operation of paragraphs 2.9 and 2.9.1 of the VCES.

Note: for the purposes of section 8 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 the intention is that a liability incurred under repealed paragraphs 2.9 and 2.9.1 is affected by this Instrument and is expunged.


Dated                           29 November                                       2000







                               Repatriation Commission