Veterans eligibility - seven specific medical conditions

Veterans are eligible for treatment of seven specific medical conditions at public expense. They come within the purview of what is known as Non Liability Health Care (NLHC) and are authorised vide s.85 of the VEA 1986 and are cross-vested to apply to veterans who come under MRCA 2004. The conditions covered are: Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm) Pulmonary Tuberculosis Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depressive disorder Anxiety disorder Alcohol Use Disorder; and Substance Use Disorder NLHC treatment does not attract a pension or other monetary compensation. Attached is a DVA Fact Sheet setting out further details Visit the DVA website at: https://www.dva.gov.au/health-and-wellbeing/mental-h

VVCS offer sessions for veterans

Members, The VVCS offer a range of group sessions throughout Australia for veterans and their spouses/partners. It is open to contemporary veterans as well and is something that younger veterans may wish to consider participating in. Visit their web page last updated 10/7/17 at http://www.vvcs.gov.au/Services/GroupPrograms/group-calendar.htm

ALL C/S: For info of post -30 June 2004 (MRCA) veterans

ALL C/S: For info of post -30 June 2004 (MRCA) veterans - pls have a look and forward on to those who need to access the system. Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs Are you an ADF member who enlisted after 30 June 2004? Need help with an injury or disease related to your ADF Service - or know anyone who does? We’re trialling a new online service called MyService, where eligible clients can request cover from DVA in a new, simpler way. To find out more visit: Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs Are you an ADF member who enlisted after 30 June 2004? Need help with an injury or disease related to your ADF Service - or know anyone who does? We’re trialling a n

TO ALL YOUNGER VETERANS – ADVOCATES REQUIRED

This is a call to arms. It relates to changes in Advocacy training which flowed from the 2014 Rolfe Review into the Training and Information programme (TIP Training) which was previously delivered. I appreciate the fact that as discussed at each of our AGMs, Member Associations are welfare-focused primarily amongst their own membership bases to the exclusion of undertaking actual TIP work. The preferred strategy as acknowledged is for member Associations to use referrals to ESOs (e/g/ the RSL or VVAA) which practice Pensions/Welfare matters and Advocacy at VRB/AAT level. I accept and respect that approach. However the time is nigh where those Advocates and Pensions/Welfare officers are now t

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