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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

 

 

( 1 )     Schedule 1 , page 11 (after line 27) , after item 64 , insert:

64A  After subsection 91(1A)

Insert:

          (1B)  If:

                     (a)  a person would be eligible for payments of pharmaceutical reimbursement under a scheme prepared under subsection (1) apart from the fact that the person has not rendered qualifying service; and

                     (b)  the person is receiving a pension under Part II or IV that is:

                              (i)  by operation of section 22, payable at the rate of pension mentioned in subsection 22(4); or

                             (ii)  by operation of section 23, payable at the intermediate rate of pension mentioned in subsection 23(4); or

                            (iii)  by operation of section 24, payable at the special rate of pension mentioned in subsection 24(4);

the person is eligible for payments of pharmaceutical reimbursement under the scheme despite the fact that the person has not rendered qualifying service.

64B  Subsection 91(9)

Insert:

pharmaceutical reimbursement means a financial amount that would compensate a person for out-of-pocket expenses the person incurred in respect of a pharmaceutical benefit provided under a scheme prepared under subsection (1).

[pharmaceutical benefits]



 

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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

 

 

 

Statement pursuant to the order of

the Senate of 26 June 2000

 

 

 

 



Amendment (1)

 

The effect of this amendment is to broaden the class of persons who are eligible for payments of pharmaceutical reimbursement under a scheme prepared under subsection 91(1) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 . This may increase the number of people to whom pharmaceutical reimbursement is paid. The appropriation of such payments is made by section 199 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 . The amendment is covered by section 53 because it potentially increases those appropriations.

 

 

 

Statement by the Clerk of the Senate pursuant

to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

 

 

 

Amendment (1)

 

The Senate has long followed the practice that it should treat as requests amendments which would result in increased expenditure under a standing appropriation.

 

On the basis that this amendment would result in increased expenditure under the standing appropriation in the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 , it is in accordance with the precedents of the Senate that this amendment be moved as a request.