The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.S.30 Service pension


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

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