Compensation payments

Payments are available to compensate veterans, current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force for impairment and  incapacity related to their Defence service.

Compensation payments may be made to family members of a serving member who dies as a result of their defence service.

The type of payment and the amount payable depends on your individual situation and the legislation which applies to you. For more information about eligibility, go to the eligibility and claims section.

Compensation payments available include:

  • permanent impairment compensation
  • incapacity payments
  • disability pensions
  • war widows pension 

For more information about compensation payments related service from 1 July 2004 see Factsheets:

See also:

For information on other compensation payments see Factsheets:

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