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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempting Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Bill 2021


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Exempting adjusted disability pension from the social security income test and removal of Defence Force Income Support Allowance     3

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                   3

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                       3

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                          4

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                           4

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                              4

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                              6

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                              7

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                             10

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                              11

Schedule 2—Increased rent assistance                                                                    15

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                              15

Schedule 3—Removing references to disability pension                              17

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                              17

Schedule 4—Indexation of above general rates                                                 21

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                              21

Schedule 5—Non-liability rehabilitation pilot                                                    22

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                           22

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to veterans’ entitlements, military rehabilitation and compensation and social security, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempting Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Act 2021 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 3

1 January 2022.

1 January 2022

3.  Schedule 4

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

4.  Schedule 5

1 January 2022.

1 January 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.