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VETERANS' ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986 - SECT 45TS

Work test--full-year period

                   For the purposes of this Part, a person passes the work test for a full-year period of the person's accruing membership of the pension bonus scheme if:

                     (a)  in any case--the person satisfies the Commission that the total number of hours gainfully worked by the person during that period was at least 960 and that at least 640 of that total number of hours were worked in Australia; or

                     (b)  if the person had only one partner during that period--the person satisfies the Commission that the total number of hours gainfully worked by the person's partner during that period while the partner was a partner of the person and was:

                              (i)  an accruing member, or a post-70/75 member, of the pension bonus scheme; or

                             (ii)  an accruing member, or a post-75 member, of the corresponding scheme under Part 2.2A of the Social Security Act;

                            was at least 960 and that at least 640 of that total number of hours were worked in Australia; or

                     (c)  if the person had 2 or more partners during that period--the person satisfies the Commission that the total number of hours gainfully worked by those partners during that period while they were partners of the person and were:

                              (i)  accruing members, or post-70/75 members, of the pension bonus scheme; or

                             (ii)  accruing members, or post-75 members, of the corresponding scheme under Part 2.2A of the Social Security Act;

                            was at least 960 and that at least 640 of that total number of hours were worked in Australia;

and either:

                     (d)  the person satisfies the Commission that the applicable record-keeping requirements (see section 45UA) have been complied with in relation to that period; or

                     (e)  the Commission decides to waive compliance with the applicable record-keeping requirements in relation to that period.



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