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Instrument 2021 No. R3 Other as made
This instrument specifies a class of vulnerable persons who may agree to receive their payments of income support, compensation and other payments weekly, rather than fortnightly.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 30 Mar 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-May-2021
Tabled Senate11-May-2021
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Veterans’ Entitlements (Weekly Payments – Class of Persons) Instrument 2021

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Instrument 2021 No. R3

 

The Repatriation Commission makes this Instrument under subsections 58A(3C) and 121(5C) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

 

 

Dated                 26th               March                 2021

 

 

The Seal of the                                     )

Repatriation Commission                    )

was affixed hereto in the                      )

presence of:                                          )

 

 

………… Elizabeth Cosson…………………… ……Kate Pope…………………  …………Donald Spinks

ELIZABETH COSSON

KATE POPE

DONALD SPINKS

AM CSC

PSM

AM

PRESIDENT

 

 

 

……………Gwen Cherne…..

GWEN CHERNE

 

COMMISSIONER

DEPUTY PRESIDENT

 

 

COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

……………Stuart Smith

STUART SMITH

AO DSC

COMMISSIONER


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 2

6  Class of persons....................................................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                      

Veterans’ Entitlements (Weekly Payments – Class of Persons) Specification 2011                 4

 

 


1  Name

This instrument is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Weekly Payments – Class of Persons) Instrument 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsections 58A(3C) and 121(5C) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

 

Act means the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

attendant allowance means the payment under section 98 of the Act.

clothing allowance means the payment under section 97 of the Act.

decoration allowance means the payment under section 102 of the Act.

DFISA means the payment under section 118NB of the Act.

DFISA-like payment means the payment under regulation 6 of the Veterans’ Entitlements (DFISA–like Payment) Regulations 2015.

education allowance means a payment under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme made under section 117 of the Act.

energy supplement means the payment made under Part VIAAD of the Act.

income support supplement means the payment under Part IIIA of the Act.

loss of earnings allowance means the payment under section 108 of the Act.

orphan’s pension means a payment under subsection 30(2) of the Act.

pension has the same meaning as in subsection 5Q(1) of the Act.

recreation transport allowance means the payment under section 104 of the Act.

veteran payment means the payment under Part IIIAA of the Act.

veterans supplement means the payment under Part VIIA of the Act.

war widows pension means the payment under subsection 30(1) of the Act (whether to a person as a widow or widower).

Note: terms in this Instrument that are defined in the Act have the same meaning as in the Act.

5  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in the Schedule to this instrument is repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule, and any other item in the Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

6  Class of persons

             (1)  For subsections 58A(3A) and 121(5A) of the Act, the class of persons who meet the following criteria is specified:

                     (a)  the person is an Australian resident living in Australia;

                     (b)  the person is receiving a payment under the Act mentioned in subsection (2);

                     (c)  the person has identified themselves as:

                                     (i)  not having access to safe and secure housing;

                                     (ii)  using emergency accommodation;

                                     (iii)  a refugree; or

                                     (iv)  financially vulnerable and significantly disadvantaged.

                     (d)  the person

                            (i)  has voluntarily agreed to be paid their payment weekly as described in subsection 58A(3A) or subsection 121(5A) of the Act; and

                                    (ii)  has not revoked or withdrawn that agreement.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph 6(1)(b), the payments are:

           (a)   attendant allowance;

(b)   clothing allowance;

(c)   decoration allowance;

(d)   DFISA;

(e)   DFISA-like payment;

(f)    disability pension;

(g)   education allowance;

(h)  energy supplement;

(i)    income support supplement;

(j)    loss of earnings allowance;

(k)   orphan’s pension;

(l)    pension supplement;

(m)              prisoner of war recognition supplement;

(n)   recreation transport allowance;

(o)   service pension;

(p)   veteran payment;

(q)   veterans supplement;

(r)    war widows pension.

Schedule 1Repeals

Veterans’ Entitlements (Weekly Payments – Class of Persons) Specification 2011

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.