188.8.131.52 Payability of DOP
This topic explains the payability provisions that apply to DOP and income and assets testing provisions. The following table outlines the circumstances in which payability of DOP is affected. If more detail about the circumstance is required, the second column indicates where you will find this.
|DOP is not payable|
DOP has not commenced to be payable.
8.3 Start Days
The DOP child receives a double orphan pension from DVA.
DVA double orphan pension
An applicant must advise the department if the child receives DVA DOP under the VEA Part II or IV.
An applicant who qualifies for both payments can select which payment they want to receive.
If an applicant chooses to receive DOP from this department, a delegate must tell the applicant that the DVA pension may be more advantageous to them.
Example: The DVA double orphan payment or medical treatment provisions may be higher.
Act reference: SSAct section 1003 DOP not payable for child receiving a pension under the Veterans' Entitlements Act
Income & assets testing
DOP is not income or assets tested.