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1/2003 Schemes as made
Provides that rent assistance under the Veterans' Children Education Scheme (made under section 117 of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986) is only payable to a student in the same circumstances that rent assistance would be payable to a student in receipt of the Youth Allowance under the Social Security Act 1991.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 06 Jun 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR13-May-2003
Tabled Senate13-May-2003
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

                REPATRIATION COMMISSION

 

                                    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986

 

Veterans' Children Education Scheme (Rent Assistance) Instrument

 

Instrument No. 1/2003

 

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

 

 

 

 

Dated                           7 March                                               2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEIL JOHNSTON PRESIDENT

IAN CAMPBELL DEPUTY PRESIDENT

PAUL STEVENS
COMMISSIONER

 

                                 Repatriation Commission

              _________________________________________________________

 

 

1       Name of instrument

 

This Instrument is the Veterans' Children Education Scheme (Rent Assistance) Instrument No. 1/2003.

 

2       Commencement

 

This Instrument commences upon its approval by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs.

Note: subsection 117(3) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 provides that a variation of the

Veterans' Children Education Scheme is of no effect unless approved by the Minister for                 Veterans' Affairs.

 

3    Variation of the Veterans' Children Education Scheme

 

         Schedule 1 varies the Veterans' Children Education Scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 1                   Variations

 

[1]              Paragraph 2.6.3

 

after this paragraph, insert:

 

                   Note (1): rent assistance, where the student is outside Australia, is also subject to paragraph 5.5.

          Note (2): as at 1 April 2003, rent assistance, where the student is outside Australia, was, among other things, limited to premises in Australia and for a maximum period of 26 weeks.

 

[2]                        Paragraph 5.5.1

 

                                      omit:

 

                             A student

 

                                      substitute:

 

                             Subject to paragraph 5.5.2, a student

 

                                       after paragraph 5.5.1, insert:

 

         5.5.2           Rent assistance payable under the Scheme, whether to a student in or outside Australia, is only payable in the same circumstances that rent assistance would have been payable to the student under the Social Security Act 1991 if the student had not been a student receiving benefits under the Scheme but had been a person receiving youth allowance under that Act.

 

Note 1 – rent assistance criteria under the Social Security Act 1991 are set out in point 1067G-D1 of that Act.

                Note 2 – as at 1 April 2003, rent assistance must, among other things, be only for premises in Australia and the maximum period that rent assistance is payable, while a student is outside Australia, is 26 weeks.

Note 3 – in order to receive rent assistance for premises in Australia, while studying outside Australia, a student must also satisfy paragraph 2.6.

                Note 4 – if the rent assistance provisions of the Social Security Act 1991 are amended then those amended provisions apply to rent assistance under the Scheme (see the definition of Social Security Act 1991 in paragraph 1.2.).