126.96.36.199 Payability of DOP
DOP is not payable if the DOP child receives an orphan’s pension under Part II or IV of the VEA.
DVA orphan's pension
An applicant must advise Centrelink if the child receives a DVA orphan's pension 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 Centrelink, a delegate must tell the applicant that the DVA pension may be more advantageous to them.
Example: The value of the DVA 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
Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 Part II, Part IV
Income & assets testing
DOP is not income or assets tested.