In addition to the Department of Family and Community Services Age Pension, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides Service Pensions to male veterans aged 60 years and over and female veterans aged 57 years and over. This pension is also subject to an income and assets test.
At 30 June 2002 in Tasmania there were 11,778 Service Pensions being paid (including Partner and Widow/Widower Pensions).
More information about the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Service Pensions can be found in DVA Facts at the Department’s web site, http://www.dva.gov.au
The Department of Veterans' Affairs releases a range of statistics via their web site on a quarterly basis. To access these statistics click on the following link, http://www.dva.gov.au/media/publicat/2002/statistics/index.htm
SERVICE PENSIONS(a) - as at 30 June 2002
|War service |
|World War I |
|World War II |
|Korea and Malaya |
|British Commonwealth Forces|
|Allied Forces |
|Special Overseas Service(b) |
|Far East Strategic Reserve |
|British, Commonwealth and Allied Mariners |
|Australian Mariners |
|Gulf War |
(a) Comprises service pensions payable to veterans and partners and widows/widowers of veterans.
(b) Includes Vietnam.
(c) Includes veterans whose war service is unknown.
Source: Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Annual Report 2001-02