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Time for applying for certain benefits

          (1A)  An application for bereavement payment under section 98AA in respect of a deceased veteran must be made within 12 months after the death of the veteran.

             (2)  An application for loss of earnings allowance for a period in respect of which a person has suffered a loss of salary or wages, or loss of earnings on his or her own account, as set out in subsection 108(2), (3), (4) or (5), shall be made within 12 months after the commencement of that period.

             (3)  An application for travelling expenses in connection with travel referred to in subsection 110(1), (1A) or (2) must be made within:

                     (a)  12 months after the completion of that travel; or

                     (b)  if the Commission thinks that there are exceptional circumstances that justify extending that period--such further period as the Commission allows.

             (4)  An application made to the Commission for the grant of:

                    (aa)  bereavement payment under section 98AA; or

                     (b)  loss of earnings allowance; or

                     (c)  travelling expenses;

after the expiration of the period applicable to the application by virtue of subsection (1A), (2) or (3), as the case requires, is of no force or effect.

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