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MILITARY REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION ACT 2004 - SECT 424

Special assistance

             (1)  The Commission may, in the circumstances and subject to the conditions (if any) prescribed in a legislative instrument made by the Commission for the purposes of this subsection, grant assistance or benefits of the kind, and the amount or value, that it considers reasonable to a person:

                     (a)  who is a member or former member; or

                     (b)  who is or was a dependant of a member, former member or deceased member.

             (2)  However, the Commission must not grant assistance or benefits in circumstances in which a person:

                     (a)  is entitled to compensation or another benefit under this Act or the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 ; or

                     (b)  would be entitled to such compensation or benefit if a claim was made in respect of the person.



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