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Cancellation of membership

                   A person's membership of the pension bonus scheme is cancelled if:

                     (a)  the person's claim for pension bonus is determined; or

                     (b)  the person starts to receive:

                              (i)  a social security pension (other than an age pension or a carer payment); or

                             (ii)  a social security benefit; or

                            (iii)  a service pension (other than a carer service pension); or

                            (iv)  an income support supplement (other than an income support supplement that is payable as a result of the operation of subclause 8(3) of Schedule 5 to the Veterans' Entitlements Act); or

                             (v)  a veteran payment;

                            at any time after the person qualified for an age pension; or

                     (c)  the person does not make a proper claim for a pension bonus when the person claims age pension; or

                     (d)  the person requests the Secretary, in writing, to cancel the person's membership.

Note:          Subclause 8(3) of Schedule 5 to the Veterans' Entitlements Act deals with income support supplement for carers.

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