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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015

Schedule 2 Reconsideration and review of determinations


Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  Section 344

Omit “claimant’s rights to apply for reconsideration or review”, substitute “claimant’s right to apply for review”.

2  Section 344


There are 2 possible paths in the reconsideration and review process depending on the type of reconsideration sought by the claimant.

3  Section 344

Omit “ask the Commission to reconsider it or”.

4  Section 344

Omit “If dissatisfied with the determination on reconsideration or review”, substitute “If dissatisfied with the determination on review”.

5  Paragraph 345A(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

6  Subsection 346(5)

Omit “request a reconsideration of the determination under section 349 or”.

7  Section 349 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

349   Chief of the Defence Force initiating reconsideration of determinations

8  Subsections 349(1) to (3)

Repeal the subsections.

9  Subsection 352(2)

Repeal the subsection.

10  Application provision

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to original determinations made on or after the commencement of this item.