6.3.4 Retirement & Widows Overpayments

Summary

This section contains information on overpayment of Age and WP related to DVA 'double dipping'.

DVA 'double dipping' overpayment - Age & WP

A person cannot receive a service pension from DVA and a social security pension at the same time. Should DVA be unable to cease a service pension by the grant date of a social security pension then they will calculate an overpayment and advise Centrelink.

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

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.4.1 Age - Qualification & Payability, 3.4.2 WP - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 21 March 2016