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Gold Card qualifying Service

Post by Admin on Sun 23 Oct 2011, 12:16

The government has granted the Gold Card to all veterans with qualifying service over the age of 70 as of 1 July 2002, but many are not aware of what else they may be eligible and many are not aware of why they may be entitled to the Gold Card.

These reasons may include:-

Veterans receiving a disability pension at 100% or more of the general rate.

Intermediate rate pensioners.

Extreme Disablement Adjustment (EDA) pensioners.

Special Rate pensioners: i.e. T&PI & ‘Blinded’ veterans.

Veterans receiving a disability pension at or above 50% of the general rate and receiving any amount of service

pension.

Veterans receiving a disability pension including an additional amount for specific service-related amputations or blindness in one eye.

Veterans receiving a service pension and whose income and assets are below certain prescribed limits.

World War 2 returned servicewomen of Australia's defence force who have 'qualifying service' as defined under

the VEA.

War Widows/Widowers and eligible dependants of a deceased veteran, whose death has been accepted as war caused.

All veterans of Australia's defence force, including Australian mariners, who are aged 70 years and over and

who have qualifying service as a result of their service during World War 2.

As of 1 July 2002, all Australian veterans who are 70 years of age and over and who have qualifying service (from post World War 2 conflicts).

Former members of the ADF who are eligible for a Special Rate Disability Pension under the MRCA.

Former members of the ADF with an impairment rating of 60 or more impairment points under the MRCA.

Former members of the ADF with an impairment rating of 30 or more impairments points under the MRCA and receiving any amount of service pension under the VEA and whose income and assets are below certain prescribed limits.

All MRCA members who are 70 years of age (and over) who have rendered warlike service on or after 1 July

2004; and

A wholly dependent partner and “Eligible Young Person” (EYP) of a former ADF member who is entitled to compensation for the member’s death under the MRCA. To qualify as an “Eligible Young Person” under the MRCA, the child of the deceased member must be less than 16 years of age or aged between 16 and 25 and undertaking full-time study and not in full-time employment.
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