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Repatriation handbooks

Pension officer handbook front page.

Pension officers (latest version)


  1. Introduction to the Repatriation handbook (PDF 147 KB) 
    Introduction to the Repatriation handbook (DOC 1.4 MB)
  2. Disability compensation benefits (PDF 770 KB) 
    Disability compensation benefits (DOC 13.1 MB) 
  3. Income support benefits (PDF 373 KB) 
    Income support benefits (DOC 4.8 MB)
  4. Military Compensation (PDF 660 KB) 
    Military Compensation (DOC 9.8 MB)
  5. Abbreviations and medical classifications (PDF 270 KB) 
    Abbreviations and medical classifications (DOC 1.9 MB)

Welfare officers (latest version)


Suggestions for the Repatriation Handbook, including any errors identified, can be made by emailing details to the Repatriation Handbook editor.


Regular newsletters are produced to provide welfare and pensions officers with updated information about DVA services, programs and information about pensions, as well as upcoming courses in each State. TIP newsletters for each State can be viewed by clicking on the link for each State.


The Consolidated Library of Information and Knowledge (CLIK) is an integrated electronic library that contains the Department’s legislation, policy and reference material.


Guide to the assessment of rates of veterans’ pensions (GARP) is used to assess the extent of incapacity from war caused or defence caused injury or disease for the purposes of determining the rate of pension.


The Veterans’ practitioner activity database, known as VPAD, assists practitioners to record and manage claimant details and key details of their casework. VPAD both records claimant details and has a number of case management features as well as producing reports on activities. It is available to ESOs at no cost.

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