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No. R19 of 2014 Exemptions as made
This determination exempts a payment from the definition of "ordinary income" in the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 which means the payment is not assessed as income under the means test for an income-support payment. The payment covered by the instrument is known as the "Thalidomide Class Action Payment" which is a one-off lump sum payment made pursuant to the settlement of a class action by persons in Australia and New Zealand who suffered thalidomide-caused injuries that was approved by the Victorian Supreme Court on 7 February 2014.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 18 Mar 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Mar-2014
Tabled Senate24-Mar-2014
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Authoritative version Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
C2004A03268No. 27, 1986