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No. 7 of 2001 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Exempts payments made to participants in the Centrelink Rules Simplification Taskforce from the definition of ordinary income in the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 24 Aug 2005
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

VETERANS’ ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum

Determination No. 7 of 2001

 

 

 

I, JEANETTE RICKETTS, delegate of the Repatriation Commission, hereby determine the “amount or one of a class of amounts” specified in Part 2 of the attached Schedule to this instrument to be an “exempt lump sum” in accordance with paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986. 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this Seventh day of August 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEANETTE RICKETTS

Delegate


Veterans’ Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum
Determination No. 7 of 2001

 

Schedule

 

Part 1: Preliminary and Interpretation

 

1.1                   NAME OF DETERMINATION

 

This determination is the Veterans’ Entitlements Income Exempt Lump Sum Determination No. 7 of 2001.

 

1.2                                     COMMENCEMENT

 

This determination commences on the date of signature.

 

1.3                   DEFINITIONS

 

In this determination:

 

“Act” means the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

“age pensioner” means a person in receipt of an age pension under Part 2.2 of the Social Security Act 1991.

 

“Centrelink” means the Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency established under the Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997.

 

“focus group” means the persons who are age pensioners or unemployed persons consulted about Centrelink processing requirements and arrangements.

 

“Rules Simplification Taskforce” is the Taskforce established to review Centrelink’s processing requirements and arrangements.

 

                        “unemployed person” means a person in receipt of:

                                   

(i)         a youth allowance under Part 2.11 of the Social Security Act 1991; or

                       

(ii)        a newstart allowance under Part 2.12 of the Social Security Act 1991.

 

 


 

Part 2:  Amount or class of amounts declared to be an exempt lump sum

 

2.1                                     Amount or Class of Amounts

 

(1)                                       Paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the Act provides that an amount, or class of

amounts, received by a person is an exempt lump sum if the amount, or class of amounts, is determined to be an exempt lump sum.

 

(2)                                       On 28 February 2001, Senator Amanda Vanstone, the Minister for Family and Community Services, announced the establishment of a Rules Simplification Taskforce.  The Taskforce aim is to review Centrelink’s processing requirements and arrangements, including consultation with a range of stakeholders and the formation of focus groups.

 

(3)                   A person, being an age pensioner or an unemployed person, who participates in a focus group for the Rules Simplification Taskforce, may be provided with financial assistance of $40, to partially reimburse that person for any expenses associated with that person’s participation in the focus group.

 

2.2                                     Application – Exempt Lump Sums

 

(1)                                       It is appropriate to determine that an amount, or class of amounts,

paid to a person, on or after the commencement of this Determination, in accordance with the requirements of subclause 2.1(3) of this Determination, is an exempt lump sum for the purposes of paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the Act from the date that the amount is paid.