Intermediate Rate Pension
The Intermediate Rate, like the Special Rate, takes into
account the veteran's incapacity from war-caused or
defence-caused disabilities, and those disabilities alone must be
so great that a veteran cannot undertake any employment totally
more than 20 hours per week.
The rate is not payable if a veteran is prevented from working
by any other factor.
The same test applies as for the Special (T
& PI) and Temporary Special (T
& TI) Rates
Section 23 of the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986 sets
out the legislative framework for the granting of the
Intermediate Rate Pension. In essence, the same criteria
that are laid down for the granting of the Special Rate of
Pension (T & PI) applies.
We strongly recommend that if you are going to make a
disability claim or an increase in disability claim you consult
an ex-service organisation, (that you have confidence in), who
have pension officers that have competed the Training
Information Program, (TIP).
For further information on applying for the Special Rate
Pension, contact your nearest DVA office or visit their web site
at www.dva.gov.au and look up
fact sheet DP29.
The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia can assist any
veteran of any conflict by providing advice and
assistance in regard to all pensions matters. Simply contact your