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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3707

Mr Abel asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans ' Affairs, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many citizens in the Electoral Division of Evans are estimated or known to be receiving (a) service pensions and (b) other forms of repatriation benefits.

(2)   How many (a) females and (b) males in part ( 1 ) are receiving such repatriation benefits, and will the Minister provide a break up of each of the various categories of benefits received.

Mr Newman - The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(   1 ) and (2) There are approximately 4500 citizens in the Electoral Division of Evans receiving Repatriation payments. The following table reflects the categories of pensions and allowances made to these persons. It should be noted that Repatriation Statistics do not differentiate between male and female members of the Forces and the term 'veteran' in the table includes females. The number of females coining into this category in the Evans Electorate would be small.


Payments to these veterans in addition to service pension are as follows:-

Additional pension in respect of children- 40 cases.

Supplementary Assistance (rent allowance)- 74 cases.

Guardians Allowance- 1 case.

Pension as parent of a deceased member of the forces- 2 cases.

Note: It is estimated that approximately53 per cent of these service pensioners also receive a disability pension.


Parents and other dependants of incapacitated veterans- 6.

Allowances payable to these veterans in addition to Disability pensions are as follows:-

Disability pensions in respect of children- 283 cases.

Clothing Allowance- 24 cases.

Decoration Allowance- 10 cases.

Allowance payable under Schedule 5 to the Act in respect of amputations- 16 cases.

Education Allowance for children- 1 3 cases.

Note: It is estimated that approximately 1 7 per cent of the above disability pensioners also receive a service pension.

Deceased Veterans


Parents of Deceased Veterans ( AMS Pensions)- 26.

Additional allowances also paid to these pensioners as follows:-

Domestic Allowance to War Widows- 677 cases.

Pension for children- 1 6 cases.

Education allowance for children- 1 6 cases.

Other Payments

Repatriation type payments on behalf of other Commonwealth Countries- 69 cases.

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