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Schedule 2—Veteran payment

Schedule 2 Veteran payment

Part 1 Main amendments

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  After Part IIIA

Insert:

Part IIIAA Veteran payment

   

45SA   Simplified outline

The Commission may make a legislative instrument providing for a payment to a person who has made a claim for certain mental injuries or mental diseases.

The payment is made before the claim is determined.

Payments may also be made under the instrument to the partner of such a person.

45SB   Veteran payment

             (1)  The Commission may, by legislative instrument, make provision for and in relation to the making of a payment (a veteran payment ) to a person (the primary person ) for whom the following criteria are met:

                     (a)  the primary person has made:

                              (i)  a claim under section 319 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 of a kind covered by paragraph 319(1)(a) of that Act; or

                             (ii)  a claim under section 54 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 ;

                     (b)  for a claim under section 319 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004— the claim is for:

                              (i)  an injury (within the meaning of that Act) sustained by the primary person that is a mental injury, including the recurrence of a mental injury; or

                             (ii)  a disease (within the meaning of that Act) contracted by the primary person that is a mental ailment, disorder, defect or morbid condition (whether of sudden onset or gradual development), including the recurrence of such an ailment, disorder, defect or morbid condition;

                     (c)  for a claim under section 54 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 —the claim is for:

                              (i)  an injury (within the meaning of that Act) suffered by the primary person that is a mental injury, including an aggravation of a mental injury; or

                             (ii)  an injury (within the meaning of that Act) that is a disease (within the meaning of that Act) suffered by the primary person that is a mental ailment, disorder, defect or morbid condition (whether of sudden onset or gradual development), including an aggravation of such a mental ailment, disorder, defect or morbid condition;

                     (d)  the primary person is incapable of undertaking remunerative work for periods aggregating more than 8 hours per week;

                     (e)  the primary person is an Australian resident, and is in Australia, on the day the claim referred to in paragraph (a) is made;

                      (f)  the primary person has not reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)) on the day the claim referred to in paragraph (a) is made;

                     (g)  the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission has not determined the claim.

Payment to partner

             (2)  An instrument under subsection (1) must also make provision for and in relation to the making of a payment (also a veteran payment ) to the primary person’s partner (if any) in the following circumstances:

                     (a)  the primary person is receiving a veteran payment referred to in subsection (1);

                     (b)  the primary person’s partner is an Australian resident, and is in Australia, on the day the claim referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is made.

             (3)  An instrument under subsection (1) may also make provision for the making of a payment (also a veteran payment ) to the primary person’s partner in the following circumstances:

                     (a)  the primary person dies;

                     (b)  the primary person is receiving a veteran payment referred to in subsection (1) immediately before his or her death;

                     (c)  the primary person’s partner is receiving a veteran payment referred to in subsection (2) immediately before that death.

Matters instrument may deal with

             (4)  Without limiting subsection (1), an instrument under subsection (1) may make provision for and in relation to the following:

                     (a)  further eligibility criteria for a veteran payment;

                     (b)  what a person has to do to get a veteran payment;

                     (c)  the duration of a veteran payment (which may include a period before or after the claim referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is determined);

                     (d)  the conditions that apply to a person receiving a veteran payment;

                     (e)  the suspension or cancellation of a veteran payment;

                      (f)  the effect of the death of the primary person before the Commission has decided whether the primary person is eligible for a veteran payment;

                     (g)  administrative matters, such as determination of entitlement to a veteran payment and how and when payments of a veteran payment will be made.

             (5)  Without limiting paragraph (4)(a), the criteria may depend on the Commission being satisfied of one or more specified matters.

Rate

             (6)  The rate of a veteran payment referred to in subsection (1), (2) or (3) is worked out in accordance with the Rate Calculator.

Note:          Module A of the Rate Calculator establishes the overall rate calculation process and the remaining Modules provide for the calculation of the component amounts used in the overall rate calculation process.

Restriction on dual payments

             (7)  A veteran payment referred to in subsection (1), (2) or (3) is not payable to a person if the person:

                     (a)  is receiving a service pension; or

                     (b)  is receiving a pension under Part II or IV at a rate determined under or by reference to subsection 30(1); or

                     (c)  is receiving compensation under Part 3 or 4 of Chapter 4 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 or receiving Special Rate Disability Pension under Part 6 of that chapter; or

                     (d)  is receiving compensation under section 19, 20, 21, 21A or 22 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 .

             (8)  A veteran payment referred to in subsection (2) or (3) is not payable to a person if the person is a wholly dependent partner (within the meaning of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 ) of a deceased member (within the meaning of that Act).

             (9)  If:

                     (a)  a payment is made in respect of a person under the ABSTUDY Scheme; and

                     (b)  the payment is made on the basis that the person is a full-time student; and

                     (c)  in the calculation of the payment, an amount identified as living allowance is included; and

                     (d)  the payment relates to a period;

a veteran payment referred to in subsection (1), (2) or (3) is not payable to the person in respect of any part of the period.

Incorporation of other instruments

           (10)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003 , an instrument under subsection (1) of this section may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

2  After paragraph 199(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  veteran payments; and

3  Application provision

Paragraph 45SB(1)(a) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 , as inserted by this Act, applies in relation to:

                     (a)  a claim made on or after the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  a claim made before that commencement, where the claim had not been determined immediately before that commencement.

Part 2 Consequential amendments

Aged Care Act 1997

4  After subsection 44-24(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  If the care recipient is entitled to a * veteran payment, his or her total assessable income is the sum of:

                     (a)  the amount of the care recipient’s veteran payment reduced by the amount worked out under subsection 5GA(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to be the care recipient’s minimum pension supplement amount; and

                     (b)  the amount the Secretary determines to be the amount that would be worked out as the care recipient’s ordinary/adjusted income for the purpose of applying Module E of the Rate Calculator in Schedule 6 to the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

Note:          Determinations are reviewable under Part 6.1.

5  Subsection 44-24(4)

Omit “an * income support supplement or a * service pension”, substitute “a * service pension, an * income support supplement or a * veteran payment”.

6  Subsection 44-24(5)

After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

7  Subsection 44-24(7)

Omit “or (3)(b)”, substitute “, (3)(b) or (3A)(b)”.

8  Subsections 44-24(9), (10) and (12)

After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

9  Subsections 44-26A(2) and (3)

Omit “an * income support supplement or a * service pension”, substitute “a * service pension, an * income support supplement or a * veteran payment”.

10  Paragraph 44-26A(4)(a)

Omit “an * income support supplement or a * service pension”, substitute “a * service pension, an * income support supplement or a * veteran payment”.

11  Section 85-1 (table item 46)

 After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

12  Subparagraph 85-5(3)(a)(ii)

 After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

13  Clause 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997

14  Subsections 44-10(1A) and (1B)

Omit “an * income support supplement or a * service pension”, substitute “a * service pension, an * income support supplement or a * veteran payment”.

15  Paragraph 44-10(1C)(a)

Omit “an * income support supplement or a * service pension”, substitute “a * service pension, an * income support supplement or a * veteran payment”.

16  After subsection 44-24(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  If the care recipient is entitled to a * veteran payment, his or her total assessable income is the sum of:

                     (a)  the amount of the care recipient’s veteran payment reduced by the amount worked out under subsection 5GA(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to be the care recipient’s minimum pension supplement amount; and

                     (b)  the amount the Secretary determines to be the amount that would be worked out as the care recipient’s ordinary/adjusted income for the purpose of applying Module E of the Rate Calculator in Schedule 6 to the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

Note:          Determinations are reviewable under Part 6.1.

17  Subsection 44-24(4)

Omit “an * income support supplement or a * service pension”, substitute “a * service pension, an * income support supplement or a * veteran payment”.

18  Subsection 44-24(5)

After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

19  Subsection 44-24(7)

Omit “or (3)(b)”, substitute “, (3)(b) or (3A)(b)”.

20  Subsections 44-24(9), (10) and (12)

After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

21  Section 85-1 (table item 46)

 After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

22  Paragraph 85-5(3)(b)

 After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

23  Clause 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

24  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of receiving )

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

25  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

26  After paragraph 3AA(2)(d)

Insert:

                   ; (e)  a veteran payment.

27  Subparagraphs 1(2)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) of Schedule 1

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

28  At the end of paragraph 19B(b) of Schedule 1

Add:

                        or (v)  a veteran payment;

29  Subclause 28B(2) of Schedule 1

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

30  Paragraph 38K(1)(a) of Schedule 1

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

31  Subclauses 38K(3) and (4) of Schedule 1 (method statement, steps 1 and 2)

Omit “or income support supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

32  Clause 38L of Schedule 1

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

33  Subparagraph 7(a)(ii) of Schedule 2

Omit “or a service pension or is receiving income support supplement under Part IIIA of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ”, substitute “, a service pension, income support supplement under Part IIIA of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 or a veteran payment”.

34  After paragraph 7(h) of Schedule 3

Insert:

                (haaa)  a veteran payment under an instrument made under Part IIIAA of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ;

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

35  Paragraphs 10(4)(b) and (d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

36  Paragraph 21(3)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

37  Subsection 32AI(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

38  Subparagraph 50S(1)(a)(iv)

Omit “and”, substitute “or”.

39  At the end of paragraph 50S(1)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; and

40  Paragraph 78D(1)(c)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006

41  At the end of subsection 23C(4)

Add:

               ; or (h)  he or she is receiving a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

42  After subparagraph 72AC(1)(b)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ; or

Disability Services Act 1986

43  Subsection 22(4) (paragraph (d) of the definition of pensioner or beneficiary )

Omit “or income support supplement under Part IIIA”, substitute “, income support supplement under Part IIIA or a veteran payment under an instrument made under Part IIIAA”.

Farm Household Support Act 2014

44  Paragraphs 38(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

45  Paragraph 202CB(7)(b)

Omit “such a pension or allowance”, substitute “a pension, veteran payment (within the meaning of that Act) or allowance under that Act”.

46  Paragraph 202CE(8)(b)

Omit “such a pension or allowance”, substitute “a pension, veteran payment (within the meaning of that Act) or allowance under that Act”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

47  Section 52-65 (after table item 21.1)

Insert:

21AA.1

Veteran payment

Supplementary amount is exempt

(see section 52-70)

Exempt

48  Section 52-75 (after table item 21)

Insert:

21AA

Veteran payment

Section 45SB

Section 45SB

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

49  At the end of subsection 222(5)

Add:

               ; or (g)  a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

50  At the end of subsection 246(4)

Add:

               ; or (g)  a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

51  At the end of section 258

Add:

             (7)  This section does not apply in relation to a person who is receiving a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

52  After paragraph 301(4)(e)

Insert:

                    (ea)  he or she is receiving a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ; or

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010

53  Section 6

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

54  Paragraph 178(c)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

Social Security Act 1991

55  Subparagraphs 4(11)(b)(iii), (c)(iii) and (d)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

56  Subsection 5A(6) (after paragraph (d) of the definition of recipient child )

Insert:

                   (da)  a veteran payment;

57  Paragraph 8(8)(s)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

58  Subparagraph 8(8)(y)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

59  Subsection 9(1) (definition of pensioner couple )

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

60  Paragraph 11(10)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

61  Paragraph 11(10)(d)

After “supplement” (wherever occurring), insert “, payment”.

62  Subparagraphs 11(10)(e)(ii), (iii) and (iv)

After “supplement”, insert “, payment”.

63  Paragraph 11(10)(f)

After “supplement”, insert “, payment”.

64  Subsection 23(1) (at the end of the definition of income support payment )

Add:

               ; or (f)  a veteran payment.

65  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of payday )

Omit “or income support supplement” (first occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

66  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of payday )

Omit “or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

67  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of social security recipient status )

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

68  Subsection 23(1)

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

69  At the end of subsection 47(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

70  Paragraph 47(2)(b)

Omit “or a service pension”, substitute “, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

71  Subparagraphs 82(1)(d)(ii) and (5)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

72  Paragraph 83(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

73  Paragraph 83(1)(b)

Omit “or IIIA”, substitute “, IIIA or IIIAA”.

74  Sub-subparagraph 91(1)(b)(ii)(C)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

75  After subparagraph 92C(e)(iv)

Insert:

                        or (v)  a veteran payment;

76  After subparagraph 92L(b)(iv)

Insert:

                        or (v)  a veteran payment;

77  At the end of subsection 103(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

78  Paragraph 103(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

79  Subparagraphs 146F(1)(d)(ii) and (5)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

80  Paragraph 146G(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

81  Paragraph 146G(1)(b)

Omit “or IIIA”, substitute “, IIIA or IIIAA”.

82  Sub-subparagraph 146Q(1)(b)(ii)(C)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

83  At the end of subsection 151(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

84  Paragraph 151(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

85  Paragraph 198(7)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

86  At the end of subsection 202(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

87  Paragraph 202(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

88  Subparagraph 236A(1)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

89  Subparagraphs 237(1)(d)(ii) and (5)(b)(iv)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

90  Paragraph 238(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

91  Paragraph 238(1)(b)

Omit “or IIIA”, substitute “, IIIA or IIIAA”.

92  Sub-subparagraph 246(1)(b)(ii)(C)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

93  At the end of subsection 321(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

94  Paragraph 321(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

95  At the end of subsection 368(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

96  Paragraph 368(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

97  Subsection 408CF(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

98  Paragraph 408CF(2)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

99  At the end of subsection 500S(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

100  Paragraph 500S(2)(b)

Omit “service pension”, substitute “a service pension or a veteran payment”.

101  Subparagraph 514A(1)(c)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

102  Paragraph 552(2)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

103  Subparagraph 567(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

104  Paragraph 578(2)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

105  Subparagraph 592(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

106  Paragraph 593(4)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

107  Paragraph 593(4)(b)

Omit “pension”, substitute “social security pension, service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

108  Subsection 593(4) (note)

Omit “a pension” (first occurring), substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

109  Subsection 593(4) (note)

Omit “of pension” (wherever occurring), substitute “of social security pension, service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

110  Subsection 593(4) (note)

Omit “a pension” (last occurring), substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

111  Subparagraphs 612(1)(b)(i) and (2)(b)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

112  Subsection 614(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

113  Paragraph 614(2)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

114  Subparagraph 660LA(1)(e)(ii)

After “service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

115  Subparagraphs 681(1)(b)(i) and (2)(b)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

116  Subsection 686(1)

After “income support supplement,”, insert “a veteran payment,”.

117  Paragraph 686(2)(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

118  Subparagraph 728PA(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

119  Paragraph 729(6)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

120  Paragraph 729(6)(b)

Omit “pension”, substitute “social security pension, service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

121  Subsection 729(6) (note)

Omit “a pension” (first occurring), substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

122  Subsection 729(6) (note)

Omit “of pension” (wherever occurring), substitute “of social security pension, service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

123  Subsection 729(6) (note)

Omit “a pension” (last occurring), substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

124  Subparagraphs 734(1)(b)(i) and (2)(b)(i)

Omit “a social security, service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

125  Subsection 735(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

126  Paragraph 735(2)(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

127  Subparagraph 768A(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

128  Subparagraph 771HA(1)(c)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

129  At the end of subsection 771HI(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

130  Paragraph 771HI(2)(b)

Omit “or a service pension”, substitute “, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

131  Subparagraph 771NU(1)(c)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

132  At the end of subsection 787(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

133  Paragraph 787(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

134  Subparagraphs 822(1)(d)(ii) and (5)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

135  Paragraph 823(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

136  Paragraph 823(1)(b)

Omit “or IIIA”, substitute “, IIIA or IIIAA”.

137  Sub-subparagraph 830(1)(b)(ii)(C)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

138  Paragraph 1061PJ(1)(b)

Omit “pension”, substitute “payment”.

139  Subsection 1061PJ(3) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Payments under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act

140  Subsection 1061PJ(3)

Omit “pensions”, substitute “payments”.

141  After paragraph 1061PJ(3)(ba)

Insert:

                   (bb)  a veteran payment;

142  At the end of paragraph 1061PZG(1)(b)

Add:

                            (iv)  a veteran payment;

143  Paragraph 1061TA(2)(a)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

144  Paragraph 1061ZG(1)(f)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

145  Point 1066A-D3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

146  At the end of paragraph 1066A-D3(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

147  Point 1066B-D3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

148  At the end of paragraph 1066B-D3(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

149  Point 1067G-C2 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

150  At the end of paragraph 1067G-C2(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

151  Point 1067G-H2

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

152  Paragraph 1067G-H27(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

153  Section 1067G (after table item 7A in Module L of the Youth Allowance Rate Calculator)

Insert:

7B

Veteran payment

(section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act)

154  Point 1067L-C2 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

155  At the end of paragraph 1067L-C2(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

156  Point 1067L-D2

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

157  Paragraph 1067L-D26(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

158  Point 1068-B1 (table items 4 and 4B)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

159  Point 1068-D5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

160  At the end of paragraph 1068-D5(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

161  Point 1068-G2

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

162  Paragraph 1068-G10(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

163  Point 1068B-D2

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

164  Paragraph 1068B-D23(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

165  Point 1068B-E3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

166  At the end of paragraph 1068B-E3(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

167  Subsection 1070L(2) (table items 4, 5 and 6)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

168  Subsection 1070N(2) (table items 4, 5 and 6)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

169  Subsection 1070P(2) (table items 4, 5 and 6)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

170  Paragraph 1070W(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

171  Paragraphs 1106(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

172  Paragraph 1123(2)(a)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

173  Paragraph 1123(2)(a)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

174  Paragraph 1123(2)(b)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

175  Paragraph 1123(2)(b)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

176  Subsection 1188C(5) (table items 17, 18, 24 and 25)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

177  Subparagraph 1208L(10)(a)(iv)

Omit “or”.

178  At the end of paragraph 1208L(10)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

179  Subparagraph 1208L(10)(b)(iv)

Omit “or”.

180  At the end of paragraph 1208L(10)(b)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

181  Subparagraph 1208R(8)(a)(iv)

Omit “or”.

182  At the end of paragraph 1208R(8)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

183  Subparagraph 1208R(8)(b)(iv)

Omit “or”.

184  At the end of paragraph 1208R(8)(b)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

185  Subparagraph 1209D(3)(a)(iv)

Omit “or”.

186  At the end of paragraph 1209D(3)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

187  Subparagraph 1209D(3)(b)(iv)

Omit “or”.

188  At the end of paragraph 1209D(3)(b)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

189  Subparagraph 1209Z(1)(b)(iii)

Omit “and” (last occurring), substitute “or”.

190  At the end of paragraph 1209Z(1)(b)

Add:

                            (iv)  is receiving a veteran payment and has reached pension age; and

191  At the end of paragraph 1209ZB(1)(b)

Add:

                       or (iv)  is receiving a veteran payment and has reached pension age;

192  Subsection 1209ZB(1)

Omit “or (iii)”, substitute “, (iii) or (iv)”.

193  Paragraphs 1228(2)(a) and 1229E(1)(b)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

194  Subparagraph 90(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

195  Subsection 90(1)

After “service pension” (last occurring), insert “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

196  Paragraph 91(2)(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

197  Subsection 91(2)

Omit “or the income support supplement”, substitute “, the income support supplement or the veteran payment”.

198  Subparagraph 96(5)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

199  Subparagraph 98(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

200  Paragraph 98(1)(c)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

201  Subsection 98(1)

Omit “or benefit” (last occurring), substitute “, benefit, supplement or payment”.

202  Subparagraph 98(2)(b)(ii)

After “service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

203  Paragraph 98(2)(c)

Omit “or benefit”, substitute “, benefit or payment”.

204  Section 101 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

101   Automatic rate reduction—receipt of pension or veteran payment by person receiving parenting payment

205  Paragraph 101(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

206  Section 101

Omit “or the income support supplement”, substitute “, the income support supplement or the veteran payment”.

207  Subparagraph 110(5)(b)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

208  Section 123TC (after paragraph (e) of the definition of category H welfare payment )

Insert:

                    (ea)  a veteran payment; or

209  Section 123TC (after paragraph (d) of the definition of category R welfare payment )

Insert:

                   (da)  a veteran payment; or

210  Section 123TC (paragraphs (b) and (c) of the definition of Part 3B payment nominee )

After “service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

211  Section 123TK

Before “For”, insert “(1)”.

212  At the end of section 123TK

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of this Part, a person is an eligible recipient of a veteran payment while the person is receiving that payment.

213  Section 124D (at the end of paragraph (c) of the definition of schooling requirement payment )

Add:

                          ; (iv)  veteran payment.

Student Assistance Act 1973

214  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

215  Paragraph 41D(1)(e)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

216  After subparagraph 5E(5)(b)(ia)

Insert:

                            (ib)  is not receiving a veteran payment; and

217  After subparagraph 5E(5)(c)(ia)

Insert:

                            (ib)  a veteran payment; or

218  After subparagraph 5E(5)(d)(ia)

Insert:

                            (ib)  a veteran payment; or

219  Paragraph 5G(3)(a)

Omit “a service pensioner or income support supplement recipient”, substitute “a person who is receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

220  Paragraph 5G(3)(b)

Omit “pensioner’s”, substitute “person’s”.

221  Subsection 5G(3)

After “IIIA”, insert “, IIIAA”.

222  Paragraph 5G(4)(a)

Omit “a service pensioner or income support supplement recipient”, substitute “a person who is receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

223  Paragraph 5G(4)(b)

Omit “pensioner’s”, substitute “person’s”.

224  Subsection 5G(4)

After “IIIA”, insert “, IIIAA”.

225  Subsection 5GA(5)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

226  Subsection 5GA(5) (table item 1)

After “Service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

227  Subsection 5GA(5) (note)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

228  Subsection 5H(1) (note 2 to the definition of ordinary income )

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

229  After paragraph 5H(8)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a veteran payment;

230  Subparagraph 5H(8)(w)(i)

After “income support supplement,”, insert “a veteran payment,”.

231  Subsection 5JA(4)

Omit “an income support supplement”, substitute “income support supplement, a veteran payment”.

232  Subsection 5JB(3)

Omit “an income support supplement”, substitute “income support supplement, a veteran payment”.

233  Paragraph 5JBA(10)(a)

Omit “an income support supplement”, substitute “income support supplement, a veteran payment”.

234  Subsection 5L(9)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

235  Paragraphs 5L(9)(a), (b) and (c)

Omit “such a pension” (wherever occurring), substitute “a service pension, income support supplement, a veteran payment or a social security pension”.

236  Subsection 5L(12)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

237  Paragraph 5LA(4)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement and that pension or supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment and that pension, supplement or payment”.

238  Subsection 5NB(1) (after paragraph (c) of the definition of compensation affected pension )

Insert:

                     (d)  a veteran payment payable to a person who has not reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)); or

239  Subsection 5Q(1) (definition of Australia )

After “IIIA”, insert “, IIIAA”.

240  Subsection 5Q(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of comparable foreign pension )

After “income support supplement”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

241  Subsection 5Q(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of pension supplement amount )

After “Schedule 6”, insert “or whose rate of veteran payment is worked out under subpoint SCH6-A1(8) or (9) of Schedule 6”.

242  Subsection 5Q(1)

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB.

243  Paragraph 5R(11)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

244  Subsection 5R(11)

Omit “rate of pension or income support supplement”, substitute “rate of pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

245  Paragraph 5R(12)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

246  Paragraph 5R(12)(c)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

247  Subsection 5R(12)

Omit “rate of pension or income support supplement”, substitute “rate of pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

248  After subparagraph 27A(1)(c)(ii)

Insert:

                       or (iii)  a veteran payment;

249  Paragraph 27A(1)(d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

250  Subsection 27A(2) (method statement, steps 4 and 5)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

251  After paragraph 36C(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a veteran payment; or

252  After subparagraph 36H(2)(a)(iii)

Insert:

                          (iiia)  veteran payment; or

253  Paragraph 36H(2)(b)

Omit “pension or allowance”, substitute “pension, supplement or payment”.

254  After paragraph 37C(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a veteran payment; or

255  After subparagraph 37H(2)(a)(iii)

Insert:

                          (iiia)  veteran payment; or

256  Paragraph 37H(2)(b)

Omit “pension or allowance”, substitute “pension, supplement or payment”.

257  After paragraph 38C(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a veteran payment; or

258  After subparagraph 38H(2)(a)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  veteran payment; or

259  Paragraph 38H(2)(b)

After “pension” (first occurring), insert “or payment”.

260  Paragraph 45B(1)(c)

After “an invalidity service pension,”, insert “a veteran payment,”.

261  After paragraph 45D(1)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  a veteran payment; or

262  Paragraph 45M(2)(b)

After “a service pension”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

263  Paragraph 45M(2)(c)

After “pension”, insert “or payment”.

264  Paragraph 45N(1)(c)

After “partner service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

265  At the end of paragraph 45N(1)(d)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

266  Subsection 45R(1) (note)

After “a service pension”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

267  Part IIIB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part IIIB Provisions applying to service pension, income support supplement and veteran payment

268  Subparagraphs 48(1)(c)(i) and (ii)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

269  Paragraphs 48E(a) and (b)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

270  Section 50

Omit “or income support supplement rate”, substitute “, income support supplement rate or veteran payment rate”.

271  Paragraph 50A(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

272  Paragraph 50A(2)(a)

After “invalidity service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

273  Paragraph 50A(2)(c)

After “partner service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

274  Paragraph 50A(3)(a)

After “income support supplement”, insert “or veteran payment”.

275  After subparagraph 50A(3)(c)(ii)

Insert:

                       or (iii)  veteran payment;

276  Subsection 50B(1)

After “IIIA”, insert “, or rate of veteran payment,”.

277  Paragraphs 50B(2)(a) and (b)

After “IIIA”, insert “, or rate of veteran payment,”.

278  Subsection 50B(3)

After “IIIA”, insert “, or rate of veteran payment,”.

279  Subparagraphs 52E(c)(i) and (ii)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

280  Paragraphs 52JE(a) and (b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

281  Subparagraph 52Y(1)(a)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

282  Subparagraph 52Y(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement rate”, substitute “, income support supplement rate or veteran payment rate”.

283  Subsection 52Z(1)

Omit “or income support supplement rate”, substitute “, income support supplement rate or veteran payment rate”.

284  Subsection 52Z(2) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Deduction from maximum payment rate

285  Subsection 52Z(2)

Omit “or income support supplement maximum payment rate”, substitute “, income support supplement maximum payment rate or veteran payment maximum payment rate”.

286  Subsection 52Z(8)

Omit “pension”, substitute “service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

287  Paragraphs 52ZMA(1)(b) and (d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

288  Subsection 52ZMA(2)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

289  After subparagraphs 52ZZX(10)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  a veteran payment;

290  After subparagraphs 52ZZZC(8)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  a veteran payment;

291  After subparagraphs 52ZZZP(3)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  a veteran payment;

292  Paragraph 52ZZZT(5)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

293  Paragraph 52ZZZT(5)(b)

After “those payments”, insert “or to verify the eligibility of persons for veteran payment”.

294  Paragraph 52ZZZT(5)(c)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

295  After subparagraph 52ZZZWL(1)(b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  is receiving a veteran payment and has reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)); or

296  Subsection 52ZZZWL(1) (note 3)

Omit “subparagraph (1)(b)(iii)”, substitute “subparagraph (1)(b)(iia) or (iii)”.

297  Subsection 52ZZZWL(1) (note 4)

Omit “and social security pension ”, substitute “, social security pension and veteran payment ”.

298  After subparagraph 52ZZZWN(1)(b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  is receiving a veteran payment and has reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)); or

299  Subsection 52ZZZWN(1)

After “subparagraph (b)(i), (ii)”, insert “, (iia)”.

300  Subsection 52ZZZWN(1) (note 3)

Omit “subparagraph (1)(b)(iii)”, substitute “subparagraph (1)(b)(iia) or (iii)”.

301  Subsection 52ZZZWN(1) (note 4)

Omit “and social security pension ”, substitute “, social security pension and veteran payment ”.

302  After subsection 53D(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  If:

                     (a)  a veteran begins to receive a veteran payment on a day; and

                     (b)  on the day before that day the veteran was receiving an age or invalidity service pension;

then, for the purposes of this section, the veteran is taken to be receiving an age or invalidity service pension, and paragraph (1)(a) is taken to be satisfied, while the veteran is receiving that veteran payment.

303  Paragraph 54(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

304  Paragraph 54(1)(b)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, or whose eligibility for a veteran payment,”.

305  Subsection 54(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A reference in subsection (1) to a person to whom a service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment is being paid includes a person to whom the whole or a part of the pension, supplement or payment is being paid for the purpose of being applied for the benefit of the person entitled to the pension, supplement or payment.

306  Paragraph 54(3)(a)

After “pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

307  Section 54A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

54A   Secretary may require recipient to give information relevant to payment of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment

308  Paragraph 54A(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

309  Paragraph 54A(1)(b)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, or whose eligibility for a veteran payment,”.

310  Paragraph 54A(1)(d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

311  Subsection 54A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A reference in subsection (1) to a person to whom a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment is being paid includes a person to whom the whole or a part of the pension, supplement or payment is being paid for the purpose of being applied for the benefit of the person entitled to the pension, supplement or payment.

312  Subsection 54AA(1)

After “income support supplement,”, insert “a veteran payment”.

313  Subsection 54AA(1)

After “affect the payment of the pension, supplement”, insert “or payment”.

314  Subsection 54AA(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A reference in subsection (1) to a person receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment includes a person to whom the whole or a part of the pension, supplement or payment is being paid for the purpose of being applied for the benefit of the person entitled to the pension, supplement or payment.

315  Section 54BA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

54BA   Secretary may require person or person’s partner to take action to obtain a comparable foreign pension

316  Paragraphs 54BA(1)(a) and (1A)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

317  Section 55 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

55   Service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment may be suspended or forfeited when person in gaol or in psychiatric confinement following criminal charge

318  Subsection 55(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

319  Paragraph 55A(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

320  Paragraph 56(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

321  Subparagraphs 56(1)(e)(i) and (ii)

Omit “pension or income support supplement”, substitute “pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

322  Subsection 56(1)

Omit “the pension or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

323  Subsection 56(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  If the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment ceases to be payable to the person under subsection (1), the pension, supplement or payment is cancelled.

Note:          The person’s eligibility for benefits under Division 12 will also cease.

324  Paragraph 56(3)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

325  Paragraph 56(3)(e)

Omit “pension or income support supplement”, substitute “pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

326  Subsection 56(3)

Omit “the pension or income support supplement”, substitute “the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

327  Paragraph 56A(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

328  Subparagraphs 56A(1)(e)(i) and (ii)

Omit “pension or income support supplement”, substitute “pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

329  Subsection 56A(1)

Omit “the pension or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

330  Subsection 56A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  If the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment ceases to be payable to the person under subsection (1), the pension, supplement or payment is cancelled.

Note:          The person’s eligibility for benefits under Division 12 will also cease.

331  Paragraph 56B(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

332  Paragraph 56B(e)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

333  Section 56B

Omit “the pension or income support supplement”, substitute “the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

334  Subsection 56C(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

335  Subparagraph 56C(2)(a)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

336  Subparagraph 56C(2)(a)(i)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

337  Subparagraph 56C(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

338  Subparagraph 56C(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

339  Paragraph 56C(2)(b)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

340  Subsection 56C(2)

Omit “or supplement” (last occurring), substitute “, supplement or payment”.

341  Paragraph 56C(3)(c)

Omit “pensioner for an increase in the rate of the pension or supplement”, substitute “person for an increase in the rate of the pension, supplement or payment”.

342  Subsection 56C(4)

Omit “or income support supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

343  Subsection 56D(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

344  Paragraph 56D(2)(c)

Omit “pensioner for a decrease in the rate of the pension or supplement”, substitute “person for a decrease in the rate of the pension, supplement or payment”.

345  Subsection 56D(3)

Omit “or income support supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

346  Subsection 56DA(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

347  Subsection 56DA(2)

Omit “or supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, supplement or payment”.

348  Subsection 56DA(2)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

349  Subsection 56E(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

350  Subsection 56E(1)

After “the pension”, insert “, supplement or payment”.

351  Paragraph 56EA(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

352  Subsection 56EA(1)

Omit “or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

353  Paragraph 56EB(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

354  Subsection 56EB(1)

Omit “or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

355  Section 56EC (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

56EC   Cancellation determination where service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment not payable

356  Subsection 56EC(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

357  Subsection 56EC(1)

Omit “or supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, supplement or payment”.

358  Paragraph 56F(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

359  Paragraph 56F(b)

Omit “pension or income support supplement”, substitute “pension, supplement or payment”.

360  Paragraphs 56H(5)(b) and (6)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

361  Paragraph 56H(7)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement” (first occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

362  Paragraph 56H(7)(b)

Omit “the pension or income support supplement”, substitute “the service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

363  Paragraph 56H(8)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

364  Paragraphs 56H(9)(a) and (c)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

365  Section 56J (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

56J   Payment may be cancelled at recipient’s request

366  Subsection 56J(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

367  Section 56K (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

56K   Payment may be suspended if instalments not drawn

368  Section 56K

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person”.

369  Section 56K

Omit “or income support supplement for a continuous period of 6 months, the Commission may cancel or suspend the pension or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment for a continuous period of 6 months, the Commission may cancel or suspend the pension, supplement or payment”.

370  Subsection 56L(1)

After “pension”, insert “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

371  Subsection 56M(1)

Omit “or the income support supplement,”, substitute “income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

372  Subsection 56M(1)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

373  Subsection 56M(2)

Omit “or the income support supplement,”, substitute “income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

374  Subsection 56M(2)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

375  Paragraph 56N(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

376  Paragraph 56N(b)

Omit “or supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, supplement or payment”.

377  Section 57 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

57   Persons who may seek review of certain decisions

378  After subsection 57(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  A person who is dissatisfied with either of the following decisions of the Commission made under an instrument made under section 45SB may request the Commission to review the decision:

                     (a)  a decision that the person is not eligible for a veteran payment;

                     (b)  a decision determining the rate of the person’s veteran payment.

379  Subsection 57(2)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person”.

380  Paragraphs 57(2)(a) to (d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

381  Paragraphs 57B(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

382  Paragraph 57C(1)(a)

After “income support supplement”, insert “or granting a veteran payment”.

383  Paragraph 57C(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

384  Subsection 57C(2)

After “granted the claim”, insert “or the veteran payment”.

385  Subsection 57C(3)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

386  Paragraph 57H(1)(a)

After “income support supplement”, insert “or grants a veteran payment”.

387  Paragraph 57H(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

388  Division 17 of Part IIIB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 17 Administration of payments

389  Subdivision A of Division 17 of Part IIIB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision A General administration of payments

390  Section 58

Before “This Subdivision”, insert “(1)”.

391  After paragraph 58(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  veteran payments (see Part IIIAA); and

392  At the end of section 58

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of this Subdivision, pension includes veteran payment.

Note:          The definition of pension in section 5Q also includes income support supplement.

393  Subsection 58A(3F) (note)

Omit “(7) and”, substitute “(6) to”.

394  After subsection 58A(7)

Insert:

             (8)  If:

                     (a)  an amount of an instalment of veteran payment is payable to a person in relation to a particular day; and

                     (b)  on that day, the person is residing in Australia and:

                              (i)  is in Australia; or

                             (ii)  is temporarily absent from Australia and has been so for a continuous period not exceeding 6 weeks; and

                     (c)  apart from this subsection, the portion of the instalment corresponding to that day would be less than 1 / 364 of the person’s minimum pension supplement amount, but more than a nil amount;

the amount of that portion of the instalment is to be increased to 1 / 364 of the person’s minimum pension supplement amount.

395  Subsection 58D(1)

Omit “pensioner’s pension”, substitute “pension of a person (the primary person )”.

396  Paragraph 58D(1)(a)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “primary person”.

397  Paragraph 58D(1)(a)

Omit “that person”, substitute “the other person”.

398  Paragraph 58D(1)(b)

Omit “that person”, substitute “the other person”.

399  Paragraph 58D(1)(b)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “primary person”.

400  Subsection 58D(3)

Omit “made to a person”, substitute “made to another person”.

401  Paragraph 58D(3)(a)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “primary person”.

402  Paragraphs 58D(3)(b) and (c)

Omit “the person”, substitute “the other person”.

403  Paragraph 58D(3)(c)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “primary person”.

404  Subdivision B of Division 17 of Part IIIB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision B Payments outside Australia

405  Section 58K (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

58K   Age, invalidity and partner service pensions, income support supplement and veteran payment generally portable

406  After paragraph 58K(1)(d)

Insert:

                 or (e)  a veteran payment;

407  Section 58L (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

58L   Manner of payment outside Australia

408  Section 58L

After “pension” (wherever occurring), insert “or veteran payment”.

409  Section 59A (table items 1 and 1A)

Omit “Table B”, substitute “Table B-1”.

410  Section 59A (after table item 1A)

Insert:

1B

Maximum basic rates for veteran payment for a person who is partnered

partnered veteran payment MBR

Rate Calculator—point SCH6-B2—Table B-2—column 3— item 2

1C

Maximum basic rates for veteran payment for a person who is not partnered

single veteran payment MBR

Rate Calculator—point SCH6-B2—Table B-2—column 3— item 1

411  At the end of Subdivision C of Division 18 of Part IIIB

Add:

59LB   Adjustment of veteran payment maximum basic rates

Partnered veteran payment MBR

             (1)  This Act has effect as if, on each adjustment day, the amount worked out in accordance with the following formula, and rounded up to the nearest multiple of $5.20, were substituted for the partnered veteran payment MBR:

where:

previous partnered veteran payment MBR is the partnered veteran payment MBR applicable on the day before the adjustment day.

Single veteran payment MBR

             (2)  This Act has effect as if, on each adjustment day, the amount worked out in accordance with the following formula, and rounded up to the nearest multiple of $2.60, were substituted for the single veteran payment MBR:

where:

previous single veteran payment MBR is the single veteran payment MBR applicable on the day before the adjustment day.

Definitions

             (3)  In this section:

adjustment day means the following:

                     (a)  20 March;

                     (b)  20 September.

current single pension rate MBR means the single pension rate MBR (see item 1A of the table in section 59A) applicable on the adjustment day.

pension MBR factor means:

previous single pension rate MBR means the single pension rate MBR (see item 1A of the table in section 59A) applicable on the day before the adjustment day.

             (4)  A pension MBR factor worked out under subsection (3) is to be worked out to 3 decimal places. However:

                     (a)  if a pension MBR factor worked out under subsection (3) would, if it were worked out to 4 decimal places, end in a number that is greater than 4, the pension MBR factor is to be increased by 0.001; and

                     (b)  if a pension MBR factor worked out under subsection (3) or paragraph (a) of this subsection would be less than 1, the pension MBR factor is to be increased to 1.

412  After paragraph 59M(1)(f)

Insert:

                     (g)  veteran payment;

413  Paragraph 59Q(7)(b) (definition of maximum basic rate )

Omit “Table B”, substitute “Table B-1”.

414  At the end of section 85

Add:

           (14)  If:

                     (a)  a veteran begins to receive a veteran payment on a day; and

                     (b)  on the day before that day the veteran was receiving a service pension under Part III;

then, for the purposes of paragraph (7)(b) or (7A)(a), the veteran is taken to be receiving a service pension under Part III while the veteran is receiving that veteran payment.

415  At the end of section 118

Add:

             (3)  This section does not apply in relation to a person if the person is receiving a veteran payment.

416  Paragraphs 118AA(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  the person is receiving a partner service pension, an invalidity service pension or income support supplement, and the person has not reached pension age; or

                             (ii)  the person is receiving a veteran payment, and the person has not reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)); and

417  Paragraph 118A(2)(b)

Omit “service pension”, substitute “a service pension or a veteran payment”.

418  Paragraph 118B(3)(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

419  After paragraph 118V(1)(f)

Insert:

                    (fa)  is not receiving a veteran payment; and

420  After paragraphs 118V(2)(f) and (3)(f)

Insert:

                    (fa)  the person is not receiving a veteran payment; and

421  Paragraph 119(1)(a)

After “application”, insert “or the grant of a veteran payment”.

422  Paragraph 119(1)(b)

After “pension”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

423  Paragraph 119(1)(e)

After “pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

424  Subsection 122(1)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person (the pensioner ) to whom the pension is payable”.

425  Section 126 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

126   Death of claimant etc.

426  Subsection 126(2)

Omit “of a pensioner”, substitute “of a person (the pensioner )”.

427  Subsection 126(2)

After “pensioner’s pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

428  Paragraph 126(3)(b)

Omit “or pension”, substitute “, pension or veteran payment”.

429  Subsection 128A(1) (after paragraph (a) of the definition of income payment )

Insert:

                     (b)  a veteran payment; or

430  Subparagraph 128A(4)(a)(i)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

431  After paragraph 132(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a person whose eligibility for a veteran payment is being considered; or

432  Paragraphs 132(1)(c) and (d)

After “claim”, insert “, consideration”.

433  Subsection 132(2)

Omit “or person”, substitute “, a person whose eligibility for a veteran payment is being considered or a person”.

434  Section 202 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

202   Appointment of trustees

435  Subsection 202(1)

Omit “of a pensioner”, substitute “of a person (the primary person )”.

436  Subsection 202(1)

After “of a pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

437  Subsection 202(1)

Omit “payable to the pensioner be made to another person as trustee for the pensioner”, substitute “payable to the primary person be made to another person as trustee for the primary person”.

438  Subsection 202(1)

After “of the pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

439  Subsection 202(2)

Omit “in respect of a pension or allowance payable to a pensioner”, substitute “in respect of a pension, veteran payment or allowance payable to the primary person”.

440  Paragraphs 202(2)(a) and (b)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

441  Subparagraphs 202(2)(b)(i), (ii) and (iii)

Omit “pensioner” (wherever occurring), substitute “primary person”.

442  Subsections 202(4), (5), (6) and (7)

After “pension” (wherever occurring), insert “, veteran payment”.

443  Subsection 202A(1)

Omit “pension or allowance payable to a pensioner”, substitute “pension, veteran payment or allowance payable to a person”.

444  Paragraph 202A(2)(a)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

445  Subsection 202A(3)

Omit “pensions or allowances payable to 2 or more pensioners”, substitute “pensions, veteran payments or allowances payable to 2 or more persons”.

446  Subsection 202A(3)

Omit “those pensioners”, substitute “those persons”.

447  Subsection 202A(4)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person”.

448  Subsection 202A(7)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

449  Subsection 202A(8) (definition of trust funds )

Omit “pension or allowance payable to a pensioner, means the instalments of the pension or allowance”, substitute “pension, veteran payment or allowance payable to a person, means the instalments of the pension, veteran payment or allowance”.

450  Subsection 202B(1)

Omit “pension or allowance payable to a pensioner”, substitute “pension, veteran payment or allowance payable to a person”.

451  Paragraph 202B(2)(a)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

452  Paragraph 202B(2)(b)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person”.

453  Paragraph 204(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

454  Paragraph 205AA(a)

After “a pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

455  Paragraph 205AA(a)

Omit “in this section called the new pension or allowance ”, substitute “the new payment ”.

456  Paragraph 205AA(a)

Omit “new pension or allowance” (wherever occurring), substitute “new payment”.

457  Subparagraph 205AA(b)(i)

After “a pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

458  Paragraph 205AA(b)

Omit “in this section called the existing pension, benefit or allowance ”, substitute “the existing payment ”.

459  Paragraph 205AA(c)

Omit “existing pension, benefit or allowance”, substitute “existing payment”.

460  Paragraph 205AA(c)

Omit “new pension or allowance”, substitute “new payment”.

461  Section 205AA

Omit “existing pension, benefit or allowance” (last occurring), substitute “existing payment”.

462  Section 205AA

Omit “new pension or allowance” (last occurring), substitute “new payment”.

463  After subparagraph 208(1)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  in connection with the consideration of the eligibility of the person or another person for a veteran payment; or

464  Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Schedule 6 Calculation of rates of service pension, income support supplement and veteran payment

465  Clause 4 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

4   Application for income tax purposes of reductions in respect of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment

466  Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Service pension and veteran payment

467  Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 6

After “If a person’s rate of service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

468  At the end of subclause 4(1) of Schedule 6

Add:

Note 3:       Section 60A applies to a person receiving a service pension (but does not apply to a person receiving a veteran payment).

469  Subpoint SCH6-A1(1) of Schedule 6

Omit “pension”, substitute “service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

470  At the end of point SCH6-A1 of Schedule 6

Add:

Method statement 7 (veteran payment, not blind)

             (8)  The rate of veteran payment for a person who is not permanently blind is worked out in accordance with method statement 7.

Method statement 7

Step 1.   Work out the person’s maximum basic rate using Module B below.

Step 2.   Work out the amount of pension supplement using Module BA below.

Step 3.   Work out the amount per year (if any) by way of rent assistance using Module C below.

Step 4.   Add up the amounts obtained in steps 1, 2, and 3: the result is called the maximum payment rate .

Step 5.   Apply the ordinary/adjusted income test using Module E below to work out the reduction for ordinary/adjusted income.

Step 6.   Take the reduction for ordinary/adjusted income away from the maximum payment rate: the result is called the income reduced rate .

Step 7.   Apply the assets test using Module F below to work out the reduction for assets.

Step 8.   Take the reduction for assets away from the maximum payment rate: the result is called the assets reduced rate .

Step 9.   Compare the income reduced rate and the assets reduced rate: the lower of the 2 rates, or the income reduced rate if the rates are equal, is the provisional payment rate .

Step 10. Work out the amount per year (if any) payable by way of remote area allowance using Module G below.

Step 11. Add any amount obtained in step 10 to the person’s provisional payment rate (see step 9). The result is the person’s rate of veteran payment .

                   Note 1:          For ordinary/adjusted income see point SCH6-E1.

                   Note 2:          If a person’s assets reduced rate is less than the person’s income reduced rate, the person may be able to take advantage of provisions dealing with financial hardship (sections 52Y and 52Z).

                   Note 3:          If a person’s rate is reduced because of Module E or F, the order in which the reduction is to be made against the components of the maximum payment rate is laid down by clause 4 of Part 1.

                   Note 4:          The rate calculation for a member of a couple is affected by the operation of point SCH6-A2.

                   Note 5:          The rate of veteran payment for a day will be rounded to the nearest cent (see subsection 58A(5)).

                   Note 6:          For the minimum amount of a fortnightly instalment of veteran payment, see subsection 58A(9).

                   Note 7:          An amount of remote area allowance is to be added under step 11 only if the person’s rate of veteran payment is greater than nil.

Method statement 8 (veteran payment, blind)

             (9)  The rate of veteran payment for a person who is permanently blind is worked out in accordance with method statement 8.

Method statement 8

Step 1.   Work out what would be the person’s rate of veteran payment if method statement 7 applied to the person: the result is called the notional income/assets tested rate .

                   Note:    This is the only situation in which a blind person’s veteran payment can be made subject to an income test or assets test (see point SCH6-A3).

Step 2.   Work out the person’s maximum basic rate using Module B below.

Step 3.   Work out the amount of pension supplement using Module BA below.

Step 4.   Add up the amounts obtained in steps 2 and 3: the result is called the maximum payment rate .

Step 5.   Work out the amount per year (if any) payable by way of remote area allowance using Module G below.

Step 6.   Add:

               (a)     the maximum payment rate; and

              (b)     any amount obtained under step 5.

              The result is called the non-income/assets tested rate .

Step 7.   Compare the notional income/assets tested rate and the non-income/assets tested rate: whichever is the greater is the person’s rate of veteran payment .

                   Note 1:          The rate of veteran payment for a day will be rounded to the nearest cent (see subsection 58A(5)).

                   Note 2:          For the minimum amount of a fortnightly instalment of veteran payment, see subsection 58A(9).

471  Point SCH6-A3 of Schedule 6

Omit “, a permanently blind person’s pension”, substitute “or in method statement 8 (applicable in respect of permanently blind veteran payment recipients), a permanently blind person’s service pension or veteran payment”.

472  Point SCH6-B1 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Maximum basic rate for service pension or income support supplement

473  Point SCH6-B1 of Schedule 6

After “A person’s maximum basic rate”, insert “for service pension or income support supplement”.

474  Point SCH6-B1 of Schedule 6

Omit “Table B”, substitute “Table B-1”.

475  Point SCH6-B1 of Schedule 6 (table heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Table B-1—Maximum basic rates for service pension or income support supplement

476  At the end of Module B of Part 2 of Schedule 6

Add:

Maximum basic rate for veteran payment

  SCH6-B2  A person’s maximum basic rate for veteran payment depends on the person’s family situation. Work out which family situation in Table B-2 applies to the person. The maximum basic rate is the corresponding amount in column 3.

 

Table B-2—Maximum basic rates for veteran payment

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Person’s family situation

Column 3

Rate per year

$

Column 4

Rate per fortnight

$

1

Not a member of a couple

23,764

914

 

A member of an illness separated couple

 

 

 

A member of a respite care couple

 

 

2

Partnered

18,553.60

713.60

Note 1:       For member of a couple and partnered see section 5E, and for illness separated couple and respite care couple see subsections 5R(5) and (6).

Note 2:       The maximum basic rates are adjusted 6-monthly in line with service pensions (see section 59LB).

477  At the end of point SCH6-BA2 of Schedule 6

Add:

Note:          Section 60A applies to a person receiving a service pension or income support supplement (but does not apply to a person receiving a veteran payment).

478  Point SCH6-C1 of Schedule 6

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

479  Point SCH6-C1 of Schedule 6

After “service pension” (last occurring), insert “or a veteran payment”.

480  Point SCH6-C2 of Schedule 6

After “service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

481  Paragraph SCH6-C5(b) of Schedule 6

Omit “, or social security pension”, substitute “, a veteran payment or a social security pension”.

482  Subparagraph SCH6-C5(c)(i) of Schedule 6

Omit “or social security pension”, substitute “, a veteran payment or a social security pension”.

483  Point SCH6-C9 of Schedule 6

Omit “or income support supplement rate”, substitute “, income support supplement rate or veteran payment rate”.

484  Point SCH6-C12 of Schedule 6

After “service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

485  Point SCH6-E1 of Schedule 6 (paragraph (a) of the definition of ordinary/adjusted income )

After “service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

486  Point SCH6-E2 of Schedule 6 (method statement, step 2, note)

Omit “pension rate”, substitute “rate of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

487  Point SCH6-E11 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Reduction for ordinary/adjusted income in excess of ordinary/adjusted income free area

488  Point SCH6-F1 of Schedule 6 (method statement, step 2, note)

Omit “pension rate”, substitute “rate of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

489  Point SCH6-F4 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Reduction for assets in excess of assets value limit

490  Point SCH6-G1 of Schedule 6

Omit “included in a person’s rate of pension”, substitute “included in a person’s rate of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

491  Subparagraph SCH6-G1(a)(i) of Schedule 6

Omit “pension”, substitute “service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

492  Subparagraphs SCH6-G1(a)(ii) and (iii) of Schedule 6

Omit “the person’s rate of pension”, substitute “in the case of service pension or income support supplement—the person’s rate of service pension or income support supplement”.

493  Paragraph SCH6-G4(b) of Schedule 6

Omit “an income support supplement,”, substitute “income support supplement, a veteran payment,”.

Part 3 Contingent amendments

Division 1—Provisions that may not commence

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

494  Subparagraphs 61A(1)(b)(ii) and (2)(b)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

Division 2—Other amendments

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

495  Subparagraph 61A(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

496  Paragraph 61A(3)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

497  Subparagraph 85CJ(1)(d)(iv)

Omit “and”, substitute “or”.

498  At the end of paragraph 85CJ(1)(d)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; and

Social Security Act 1991

499  At the end of section 22

Add:

Veteran payment

             (8)  If:

                     (a)  a person begins to receive a veteran payment on a day; and

                     (b)  on the day before that day the person was receiving another income support payment at a rate greater than nil and energy supplement was used to work out that rate;

then, for the purposes of this section, paragraph (1)(a) is taken to apply to the person on each day that the person is receiving that veteran payment.