DVA provides rehabilitation services through purchaser provider arrangements to entitled veterans, serving and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) employees, reservists and cadets. These programs are administered via three distinct legislative acts, the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (SRCA) and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).
DVA provides comprehensive rehabilitation schemes with a holistic approach to screening, assessment, service provision and monitoring of rehabilitation activities that address the medical, vocational as well as psychosocial needs of DVA clients in a comprehensive and holistic manner.
A move to incorporating psychosocial elements of rehabilitation has been a significant change for DVA. This approach aims to address the full range of issues that potentially impact on the client achieving successful rehabilitation outcomes and may address key areas such as:
- Psychological health;
- Family and relationship support;
- Social isolation and connectedness; and
- Level of engagement with family, community and society.
DVA seeks to contract Comcare approved or Commission endorsed providers delivering services on its behalf that consider the potentially significant psychosocial barriers to a person’s recovery following injury or illness. Specific rehabilitation programs approved for clients can range from whole of person incorporating elements of medical management, vocational and psychosocial activities to providing specific services such as Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessments, medically managing clients, assessments for aids, appliances and modifications and household services through to development of psychosocial programs.
For more information about how to provide Rehabilitation Services for DVA contact the Rehabilitation and Compensation Group Rehabilitation Manager in your State on 133 254.