Veterans’ Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum - Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA) Determination No. R25 of 2012

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Repatriation Commission
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
Veterans’ Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum –Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA) Determination
Instrument No. R25/2012
I, JENNIFER STEPHENSON, determine, under paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), that an amount specified in Part 2 of the Schedule as an exempt lump sum is an exempt lump sum for the purposes of the definition of “ordinary income” in subsection 5H(1) of the VEA.
 
 
Dated                         22  May 2012
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Stephenson
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JENNIFER STEPHENSON
A/g Senior Executive Band 1 (Rehabilitation and Entitlements Policy Branch)
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Delegate of the Repatriation Commission
SCHEDULE
Part 1: Preliminary and Interpretation
1.           Explanation
1.1         Paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the VEA enables the Repatriation Commission to determine that an amount, or one of a class of amounts, is an exempt lump sum.  The consequence of the determination is that the amount, or class of amounts, is not ordinary income for the purposes of the VEA.
1.2    Name of Determination
1.2.1     This determination is the Veterans’ Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum – Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA) Determination
No. R25 of 2012.
1.3       Commencement of Determination
1.3.1     This Determination is taken to have commenced on the day it is signed but has effect in relation to relevant amounts received, or assistance provided, before the commencement of this determination.
1.4       Definitions
1.4.1     In this Determination:
“service pension” has the meaning given to service pension in subsection 5Q(1) of the VEA.
“income support supplement” means the payment called the income support supplement payable under Part IIIA of the VEA.

“Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA payment” means a one-off lump sum ex gratia payment of $2,000 paid by the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs under the Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA which was announced by the Government of Western Australia on 7 March 2012.
 
 
 
Part 2:   Exempt Lump Sum
2.           Exempt Lump Sum — Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA
2.1               Amount or class of amounts
 
(1)       Paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the VEA enables the Repatriation Commission to determine that an amount, or one of a class of amounts, is an exempt lump sum. 
(2)       If:
(a)   a person has received a Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA payment; and
(b)   the person or the person’s partner is in receipt of a service pension, or income support supplement;
the Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme WA payment is an exempt lump sum.
2.2                  Application- Exempt Lump Sums
 
I determine that an amount, or class of amounts, paid to a person as mentioned in paragraph 2.1(2)(a) is an exempt lump sum for the purposes of paragraph 5H(12)(c) of the VEA from the date that the payment is made.