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Instrument 2017 No. R54 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This determination ensures that payments made under the Tasmanian Government’s Special Energy Bonus Scheme will not be regarded as income under the income test provisions of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Made 06 Dec 2017
Registered 08 Dec 2017
Tabled HR 05 Feb 2018
Tabled Senate 05 Feb 2018

 

 

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

 

 

Veterans’ Entitlements (Exempt Lump Sum – Tasmanian Special Energy Bonus Scheme) Determination 2017

 

Instrument 2017 No. R54

 

 

 

I, MARK HARRIGAN, delegate of the Repatriation Commission, make the following determination for paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this 6th day of December 2017

 

 

Mark Harrigan

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MARK HARRIGAN


1       Name

            This determination is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Exempt Lump Sum – Tasmanian Special Energy Bonus Scheme) Determination 2017.

2       Commencement

This determination commences, or is taken to have commenced, on 1 December 2017.

3       Authority

This determination is made under paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

4       Definitions

            In this determination:

 

“special energy bonus payment” means a payment made by Aurora Energy Pty Ltd under the Tasmanian Special Energy Bonus Scheme;

 

“income support supplement” means the payment called the income support supplement payable under Part IIIA of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986;

 

“service pension” has the meaning given to service pension in subsection 5Q(1) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986;

 

“Tasmanian Special Energy Bonus Scheme” means the scheme operated by the Tasmanian Government to provide a one-off special energy bonus payment to eligible Pensioner Concession Card holders and eligible Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders to reduce the impact of cost of living pressures.

 

5       Exempt lump sum

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