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 are qualified and authorised under the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP).

You can find a qualified and authorised advocate via the ATDP website

For further information on applying for the Intermediate Rate Pension, contact your nearest DVA office or visit their web site at dva-factsheets choose 'Factsheets by Keyword' and click on 'T'.

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 nearest sub-branch.

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