First Edition of e-news for 2020.
Members are encouraged to follow the hyperlink https://www.dva.gov.au/newsroom/latest-news-veterans to catch up on all the latest Veterans News. For example:
Veteran Health Check reminder:
All Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who transition on or after 1 July 2019, and who have served at least one day of continuous full-time service, can access a comprehensive fully-funded health assessment from their GP each year for the first five years following transition.
Medals that were lost or damaged in the bushfires may be replaced under the Defence Honours and Awards Replacement Medal Policy. Current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force are entitled to one replacement set of medals.
On 22 February 2020, a National Commemorative Service was held for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR), Operation TAMAR at the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial in Canberra.
The Veterans’ Home Care (VHC) program is designed to assist eligible DVA clients who need a small amount of practical help to continue living independently in their own home.
The DVA website has been redesigned based on feedback from our veterans and their families.