1.1.S.30 Service pension

Definition

According to the SSAct section 23(1) 'service pension' means the following payments made under Part III of the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986:

  • an age service pension
  • an invalidity service pension
  • a partner service pension, or
  • a carer service pension.

Service pensions are paid by DVA.

Note: Carer service pension is no longer delivered by DVA, as responsibility for administration of carer pension was transferred on 11 December 1997 to the then Department of Social Security (now DSS).

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'service pension'

Last reviewed: 6 May 2019