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Veterans' payments and services

Benefits and services

An extensive range of benefits and services are available for eligible veterans, current and former serving members and their families.

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Pensions and compensation

A range of pensions and compensation payments are available for eligible veterans and their families depending on their circumstances. Those available include: disability pension; service pension; war widows pension and orphans pension; Income support supplement; special rate disability pension (MRCA) and age pension.

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At Ease

Developed to help veterans, ADF personnel, and family members identify the symptoms of not coping. Provides tips, treatment options and resources to help them maintain their mental health and well being.

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Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)

The Veterans' Affairs portfolio is responsible for carrying out Government policy and implementing programs to fulfil Australia's obligations to war veterans and their dependants.

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Forms – Department of Veterans' Affairs

Provides a range of forms that you can download, complete and return. Many of these forms can also be filled in online then printed, signed and returned.

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Health programs

The Department of Veterans' Affairs health program exists to promote, improve and maintain the health, wellbeing and independence of the veteran community.

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Home services

A range of support is available to help eligible veterans and widows live independently in their homes.

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On Track with the Right Mix

iPhone, iPod, iPad touch and Android - Keeps track of the number and types of drinks you consume; the amount of money it's costing you and lets you know about the impact the alcohol has on your well-being and fitness levels.

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PTSD Coach Australia

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Help you understand and manage the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It is not designed as a stand-alone treatment – ideally, it is a tool to use as part of your treatment.

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Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA)

The Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA) is an independent statutory authority responsible to the Minister for Veterans' Affairs. The RMA consists of a panel of five practitioners eminent in fields of medical science. Their role is to determine Statements of Principles (SOPs) for any disease, injury or death that could be related to military service, based on sound medical-scientific evidence.

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Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

Provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans and peacekeepers and their families. It is a specialised, free and confidential Australia-wide service. Call 1800 011 046 to arrange an interview.

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Veterans' health cards

Information about the three types of repatriation health and pharmaceutical cards issued by DVA for eligible veterans and dependants.

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Veterans' Review Board (VRB)

The Veterans' Review Board is an independent tribunal to review decisions made by the Repatriation Commission on claims for acceptance of injury or disease as war-caused or defence-caused, on claims for war widows', war widowers' and orphans' pensions, on assessment of pension rate for incapacity from war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease, and on claims for the grant, or assessment of, attendant allowance.

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Wellbeing toolbox

The transition from a military-focussed lifestyle to civilian life can pose different challenges over a number of years for some ex-service personnel, their families and friends. The self-care strategies and tools offered via the Wellbeing Toolbox are general in nature so anyone can benefit from them.

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What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is designed to assist you if you are injured or become ill as a result of your service. If your injury or illness can be linked to your ADF service and a claim for liability has been accepted, the Department of Veterans' Affairs may provide rehabilitation services.

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