Clients of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) include war veterans, some members of the Australian Defence Force, members of the Australian Federal Police, and their dependants. They range in age from very young children of those recently killed in action through to surviving spouses of those who fought in World War I.
This article forms part of our ‘Paperwork’ series for 2011, providing information about a range
of paperwork that general practitioners complete regularly. The aim of the series is to provide
information on the purpose of the paperwork, and hints on how to complete it accurately. This
will allow the GP to be more efficient and the patient to have an accurately completed piece of
paperwork for the purpose required.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs delivers government programs
for eligible veterans and their dependants. General practitioners may
be required to fill in forms for clients at two points in the process: to
determine initial eligibility for compensation benefits and to request
services from providers. This article describes the range of documents
used to determine initial eligibility for compensation benefits, healthcare
services potentially covered and how to access these services.
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