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PENSION OFFICERS' TIPS

Did you know:

  1. If a veteran has a Defence Service Home Loan, and dies before it is paid out, the loan is not automatically paid out. In some cases the loan may not even continue for the benefit of the partner.
    Please check with Defence Service Homes on Freecall 1800 722 000 to clarify your position.

  2. If on a DVA pension and travelling overseas it is necessary to notify the Department in plenty of time prior to departure. If you have a treatment card (white or gold) you also need to ascertain the treatments for which you will be covered, and how to access them.

  3. If a partner of a veteran who receives the Special Rate becomes widowed before they are 56, they will not be eligible for the Income Support Supplement. They may become eligible on their 56th birthday.

  4. All veterans still in the paid workforce are asked to contact a pension officer prior to accepting any inducement to finish work, regardless of how generous it may seem, or what your health status appears at the time.

  5. For people on Service Pension or Special Rate (TPI). Next time you visit your Local Medical Officer (GP) ask for a prescription to get A 125ml tube of 'Sunsense Ultra Lotion SPF 30Plus, It will be supplied by your chemist at the $3.60 per script rate and you can slip, slap, slop, and that's not just in the bathroom!!

 

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