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What is Clothing Allowance
Clothing Allowance helps with the cost of wear and tear or damage to clothing caused by service-related injury or illness. Damage may be caused by treatment.Back to top
Who can receive it
You may be able to receive the allowance if you get a Disability Compensation Payment for a specific war or Defence caused incapacity.Back to top
How much you can get
The allowance is paid at a low, middle and high rate. The rate you get depends on your service-related injury or condition.
The allowance rates range from $7.70 to $16.90 per fortnight.Back to top
How you claim
You can complete the Application for clothing allowance form and send it to us by:
- email to compensation.claims [at] dva.gov.au, or
- post to GPO Box 9998, Brisbane QLD 4001.
If you need help accessing or completing the form, you can contact us.Back to top
- Amputation of a foot is deemed to be an amputation of a leg.
- Amputation of a hand is deemed to be an amputation of a arm.
- If you need to use a crutch or crutches in addition to an artificial aid, you may get the higher rate of Clothing Allowance.
- You may lodge additional claims to get the higher rate if your condition worsens.
- Payment of this allowance is not included as income for Income Support Pension purposes.