Temporary Special Rate Pension (T & TI)
Temporary Special Rate Pension is payable at the same rate and
under the same conditions as Special Rate
Pension but is applicable where the incapacity is not
permanent. For example, a person might receive the T &
TI pension because he or she is unable to work while recovering
from surgery from a recognised disability, and that disability alone.
The same process that is in place for the Special Rate applies
and veterans making a claim for the temporary rate must meet the
same criteria as those being assessed for the Special Rate - with
the exception of the permanency test.
The Temporary Special Rate will apply for a fixed period of
time, and at the end of the specified time the veteran will
revert back to the percentage that they had been receiving under
the General Rate.
Before the expiry of the Temporary Rate, a veteran can apply
for an increase in pension so that they may be considered for the
We strongly recommend that if you are going to make a
disability claim or an increase in disability claim you consult
an ex-service organisation, (that you have confidence in), who
have pension officers that are qualified and authorised under the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP).
You can find a qualified and authorised advocate via the ATDP website
For further information on applying for the Temporary Special
Rate Pension, contact your nearest DVA office or visit their web
site dva-factsheets choose 'Factsheets by Keyword', and click on 'T'.
The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia can assist any
veteran of any conflict by providing advice and
assistance in regard to all pensions matters. Simply
contact your nearest sub-branch.