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Planning ahead kit

Planning Ahead cover image. your guide to putting your affairs in order.Planning Ahead is a publication designed to help veterans and their families prepare for bereavement.

Planning Ahead: A guide to putting your affairs in order

If you are unable to download or print a copy of Planning Ahead, please contact DVA on 133 254 or visit your local VAN office to request a copy.

There is also a checklist that can be used to record the contact details of important people, businesses and organisations that may need to be notified in case of your death.

Planning Ahead: Checklist (PDF 56 KB)

See related forms:

Personal Information Sheet – a Private Record D8729 (PDF 79 KB)
This will help your family with personal information in the difficult time following bereavement.

Medical Details of a Veteran – a Private Record D8730 (PDF 353 KB)
If you choose to complete and retain this form, the information might eventually be of assistance if, in the event of your death, your partner makes a claim for war widow(er)'s pension.

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Some documents on this page are published in Portable Document Format (PDF). For information about PDF readers and using PDF files, go to a PDF information page on the DVA website.

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