Recreation Transport Allowance

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What is Recreation Transport Allowance

The allowance helps veterans with service-related injury or conditions that affects mobility.

The allowance helps with the transport cost to attend activities include sporting events, social outings or visiting friends and family.

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Who can get it

You may receive the allowance to attend recreational activities if all of the following apply to you:

  • you are a veteran who suffers from a severe service-related injury or condition
  • your incapacity is permanent
  • you can be transportable e.g in a car
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How much you can receive

There are two rates of Recreational Transport Allowance.

The rate you receive depends on your service-related injury or condition.

The lower rate is $45.30 per fortnight and the higher rate is $91.20 per fortnight.

Severe service-related injury or illness:

The lower rate may be paid if as a result of service-related injury or illness you:

  • have both arms amputated at or above the wrists
  • have both legs amputated below the knees
  • have one leg amputated above the knee and the other below the knee
  • have one leg amputated above or below the knee and one arm amputated below the elbow
  • are blinded in both eyes
  • are handicapped to a similar extent to the incapacities listed above

The higher rate may be paid if as a result of service-related injury or illness you:

  • have both legs amputated above the knees
  • have extremely limited mobility, such that they are capable of moving only a short distance with the aid of crutches or walking sticks
  • are handicapped to a similar extent to the incapacities listed above
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How you get it

Complete an Application for Recreation Transport Allowance

and send to:

Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
BRISBANE QLD 4001

or claim through MyService.

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Important information

You are not eligible for the allowance if:

  • you are being cared for at public expense in a hospital or other institution.
  • if you already participate in the Vehicle Assistance Scheme.
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