Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 40, Issue 3, March 2011

Department of Veterans’ Affairs forms A guide for GPs

Helen Westbury
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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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