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Veterans' payments and services

Benefits and payments

Provides support to current and former serving members and their families through a range of benefits and payments.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Income support

Income support pensions are means-tested payments designed to assist with everyday living costs. A range of pensions and compensation payments are available for eligible veterans and their families depending on their circumstances.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Responsible for programs that fulfil Australia's obligations to war veterans and their dependants.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Home and care

Provides a variety of in-home and community support programmes focused on assisting veterans to continue living independently by supporting their health, well being, and community connection.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Rehabilitation

Provides rehabilitation assistance to entitled serving and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, reservists and cadets with rehabilitation plans tailored to suit the individual.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Veterans' health cards

Provides information about health cards for eligible veterans and former members of Australia's defence force, their widows/widowers and dependants. There are different eligibility requirements for each type of card.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Veterans' Review Board

Reviews decisions about repatriation pensions (other than service pensions) and attendant allowances.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Wellbeing toolbox

The transition from a military-focussed lifestyle to civilian life can pose different challenges for some ex-service personnel, their families and friends. The Toolbox offers self-care strategies and tools which are general in nature so anyone can benefit from them.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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