What Affects the Service Pension
Your living arrangements and
your income and assets affect the rate of your service pension.
For example, if you are married and live with your spouse your
service pension is paid at the couples rate not the singles
rate. If you have dependent children, you may be eligible for
additional allowances paid by Centrelink.
If you receive a disability
pension as well as a service pension, the disability pension is
not counted as income for service pension purposes although it
can affect how much rent assistance you may receive.
(Note: This process
is much more complicated and involved. This is only a brief
overview and should not be taken as 100% factual. If you find
you are in this situation, contact your nearest DVA or VAN
office for advice)