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2018 No. R3 Other as made
This instrument revokes the Veterans’ Entitlements (Top up of Pension Bonus – Specified Circumstances) Determination 2007 and prescribes for the administration of the Pension Bonus Scheme and specifies circumstances that will enable the Repatriation Commission to determine that a person's pension bonus can be increased (via a top up determination).
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Made 01 Mar 2018
Registered 28 Mar 2018
Tabled HR 28 Mar 2018
Tabled Senate 08 May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repatriation Commission

 

 

Veterans' Entitlements (Top Up of Pension Bonus in Specified Circumstances) Instrument 2018

 

Instrument 2018 No. R3

 

 

 

 

 

The Repatriation Commission, under subsection 45UIC(6) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act) makes the following instrument.

 

 

Dated this      1         of                  March                       2018

 

 

The Seal of the                                                               )  

Repatriation Commission                                              )  SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                )

presence of:                                                                    ) 

                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Simon Lewis                                  Craig Orme                                                    MA Kelly                                

SIMON LEWIS                            CRAIG ORME                                  Major General Mark Kelly

          PSM                                        DSC AM CSC                                                          AO DSC

    PRESIDENT                         DEPUTY PRESIDENT                                         COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

 

 

1 Name

 

This determination is the Veterans' Entitlements (Top Up of Pension Bonus in Specified Circumstances) Instrument 2018.

 

 

2 Commencement

  This instrument commences on the day after this instrument is registered.

 

3 Authority

 

This instrument is made under subsection 45UIC(6) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

 

4 Revocation

 

The Veterans’ Entitlements (Top up of Pension Bonus – Specified Circumstances) Determination 2007 dated 21 December 2007 is revoked.

 

 

5 Definitions

 

In this instrument:

 

Act means the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

designated pension has the same meaning as it has in section 45TA of the Act.

 

 

6 Specified circumstances

 

For paragraph 45UIC(1)(b) of the Act, a specified circumstance is that:

(a)           the Commission makes a determination under paragraph 45UIC(1)(a) of the Act because of a reduction, since the date on which a determination granting a pension bonus to the person takes effect (the effective day), in either or both of the following:

 

                          (i)    the value of the person’s assets;

                         (ii)    the person’s ordinary income; and

 

               (b)    the determination takes effect on a day that is more than 13 weeks after the effective day; and

 

 (c)   the determination is made:

 

                          (i)    wholly or partly because an administrative error in determining the person’s rate of a designated pension was made by the Secretary before the end of the 13 week period following the effective day; or

                         (ii)    because the person had given the Secretary, before the end of the 13 week period following the effective day, incorrect information about the value of the person’s assets or the person’s ordinary income.