You and Your Pension is a guide provided to income support pensioners including service pensioners, social security age pensioners (paid by DVA), and war widows and widowers who receive the income support supplement.
DVA issues health cards to eligible veterans and former members of Australia's defence force, their widows/widowers and dependants. There are different eligibility requirements for each type of card.
All current pension rates are available online at MyAccount. These rates are updated on 20 March and 20 September each year and include the Clean Energy Supplement.
VVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.
Veterans' Home Care (VHC) is designed to help you continue living at home by providing a small amount of practical help.
Vetaffairs is distributed to more than 250,000 members of the veteran and ex-service community and has been mailed out to clients since 1998. It provides regular, up-to-date information of interest to the veteran community, including important information about government policies, programs and initiatives.
War widows pension is paid under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act to compensate widowed partners of veterans who have died as a result of war service or eligible defence service. War widow(er)’s pension and orphan’s pension are not affected by other income, except from other compensation payments.