Help with DVA Claims
The RSL operates with a simple goal – Its vision is to ensure that all current and former service personnel and their families who are in need of assistance get the support they need.
The RSL has a very long history of assisting those who have suffered injury or a medical condition as a result of their service, including advocating on behalf of the service person to ensure they are fairly compensated for the impact the condition has on their ongoing quality of life.
We understand the complexities around the three main Acts of Parliament which apply to veteran entitlements, how they relate to your individual circumstances, and the processes involved in securing income support payments, compensation payments, health cards (white and gold cards) and other measures to support rehabilitation.
Preparing your claim
We encourage anyone who has sustained illness or injury as a result of their service to document their claims as early as possible and to do this with the assistance of an experienced specialist. RSL has a large number of paid staff and volunteer members across the State who are highly trained and know the ins-and-outs of the DVA claims process and how to gather the details required to lodge successful claims. Many of our paid staff and all of our volunteer members are former servicemen and women, who not only understand the unique circumstances of military life, but can apply their knowledge from previous claims to ensure you get the compensation and benefits to which you are entitled. Of equal importance is our network of welfare staff and volunteers, who can provide you invaluable emotional support both during and after the claims process.
Advocacy for unsuccessful DVA claims
If your DVA claim has been unsuccessful, you may be able to appeal to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB). RSL Advocates will provide advice and assistance with the appeals process. They will research your entitlements, review your claim paperwork to determine if there are any errors or omissions, assist in gathering additional evidence, and help with VRB hearings.
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