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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Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

                                                EXPLANATORY NOTE

           

                                        Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986

 

                                                      Subsection 117(2)

 

Veterans' Children Education Scheme (Leave of Absence) Instrument No. 30/2000

 

The attached Instrument removes the requirement in the Veterans' Children Education Scheme ("the Scheme") 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”).

 

It was considered desirable to remove this rule to enable children who have ceased full-time education for whatever reason to re-enter the Scheme and access the benefits provided by the Scheme to enable them to achieve their full potential in education or career training.

 

The 3 year rule has been removed with effect on and from

1 January 2001. 

 

In relation to former participants in the Scheme who were excluded from re-entering the scheme by the 3 year rule, the intention is that they may now re-enter the scheme albeit they will not be entitled to any benefits they forfeited by reason of the operation of the rule.