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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2000
Schedule 3 Amendments relating to the income test treatment of payments under the ABSTUDY Scheme

   

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  After paragraph 5H(8)(h)

Insert:

                    (ha)  a payment under the ABSTUDY Scheme;

2  At the end of Subdivision A of Division 3 of Part III

Add:

36CA   Exclusion of certain participants in ABSTUDY Scheme

                   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;

age service pension is not payable to the person in respect of any part of the period.

3  At the end of Subdivision A of Division 4 of Part III

Add:

37CA   Exclusion of certain participants in ABSTUDY Scheme

                   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;

invalidity service pension is not payable to the person in respect of any part of the period.

4  At the end of Subdivision A of Division 5 of Part III

Add:

38CA   Exclusion of certain participants in ABSTUDY Scheme

                   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;

partner service pension is not payable to the person in respect of any part of the period.

5  After section 45D

Insert:

45DA   Exclusion of certain participants in ABSTUDY Scheme

                   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;

income support supplement is not payable to the person in respect of any part of the period.