Budget 2020-21

Last updated: 
6 October 2020

Australian Government - Budget 2020-21

Portfolio Budget Statements

DVA PBS

Budget at a Glance

PBS Information Sheets

$101.7 million for Mental Health Support for Veterans and Their Families

$25.9 million for Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans rent assistance

$64.1 million for Department of Veterans' Affairs  additional resourcing

$1.1 million for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII

$6.0 million for Broadening the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program

Interim Government Response to the Productivity Commission Report

    Defence portfolio measure

    Additional information on this measure can be found on the Department of Defence website.

    Cross-portfolio measures

    Department of Social Services initiatives affecting DVA clients

    • COVID-19 Response Package – further economic support payments
    • Australia’s Care and Workforce Support Package

    Additional information on these initiatives can be found on the Department of Social Services website.

    Department of Health initiatives affecting DVA clients

    • Strengthening Primary Care – COVID-19 Pandemic Response – Primary care
    • Strengthening Primary Care – COVID-19 Pandemic Response – Pathology
    • Strengthening Primary Care – Medicare Benefits Schedule Review
    • Improving Access to Medicines – listing of new items on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
    • COVID-19 Response Package – ageing and aged care

    Additional information on these initiatives can be found on the Department of Health website.