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2016 No. R9 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument determines that a payment made by the Queensland Government under the Stolen Wages Reparation Payment Scheme is an exempt lump sum under paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Made 07 Jan 2016
Registered 11 Jan 2016
Tabled HR 02 Feb 2016
Tabled Senate 02 Feb 2016

 

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

Veterans’ Entitlements (Income Exempt Lump Sum – Queensland Stolen Wages Reparation Payment Scheme) Determination 2016

 

Instrument 2016 No. R9

 

I, MARK HARRIGAN, delegate of the Repatriation Commission, hereby determine under paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) that the amount specified in Part 2 is an exempt lump sum for the purposes of the definition of “ordinary income” in subsection 5H(1) of the VEA. 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this                   7th       day of              January                        2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Harrigan

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MARK HARRIGAN


Part 1: Preliminary and Interpretation

1.1    Name of determination

            This determination is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Income Exempt Lump Sum – Queensland Stolen Wages Reparation Payment Scheme) Determination 2016.

1.2    Commencement

This determination is taken to have commenced on 1 December 2015.

1.3    Definition

            In this determination:

 

“income support supplement” means the payment called the income support supplement payable under Part IIIA of the VEA;

“Queensland Stolen Wages Reparation Payment Scheme” means a scheme operated by the Queensland Government to provide ex gratia lump sum payments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons whose wages and savings were controlled by the Queensland Government under a legislative regime known as the “Protection Acts.”;

“reparation payment” means a payment made by the Queensland Government in accordance with the Queensland Stolen Wages Reparation Payment Scheme;

“service pension” has the meaning given to service pension in subsection 5Q(1) of the VEA.

 

Part 2: Exempt Lump Sum

2.1  Reparation Payments – exempt lump sums

If a person or a person’s partner receives a reparation payment and the person is eligible for, or in receipt of a service pension or income support supplement, then the amount of the reparation payment received by the person or the person’s partner is an exempt lump sum.