Veterans' payments and services
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.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs health program exists to promote, improve and maintain the health, wellbeing and independence of the veteran community.
A range of support is available to help eligible veterans and widows live independently in their homes.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - A tool to be used to assist people learn about and manage the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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.
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans, peacekeepers and their families. It is a specialised, free and confidential Australia-wide service. Call 1800 011 046 to arrange an interview.
Information about the three types of repatriation health and pharmaceutical cards issued by DVA for eligible veterans and dependants.
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.
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.
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.