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Media Release - VA055

26 Jun 2013

A Bill outlining improved military compensation arrangements passed through Parliament today delivering increased support to the veteran and defence communities and their families. Minister for Veterans Affairs Warren Snowdon welcomed the passing of the Veterans Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013 outlining changes to legislation flowing from the Review of Military Compensation Arrangements. The recommendations implemented by this Bill will deliver: increased permanent impairment compensation White Repatriation Health Care Cards to certain former members with conditions accepted under Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 improvements to compensation for dependants increased compensation for financial advice expanded eligibility criteria for specific pensions, and a host of other improvements to the delivery of benefits and services.

Date: 
27 June 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Family Matters