Vetaffairs — Vol 36 No.3 November 2020

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28 October 2020

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Highlights in this edition include:

News

What the Budget means for the veteran community
News from the Department
New Veteran Cards on the way
Using your Veteran Card
DVA services during the holiday season
100,000 applications for veterans’ recognition
Veterans on track to save over $2.3 million
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card gets a facelift
Prepare for the bushfire season
How to contact DVA
Coronavirus effect on veterans’ pensions
Veteran Wellbeing Centres well underway
Education Schemes
Countdown to inclusion of veterans in Census
Nominations for PM’s Veterans’ Employment Awards now open
Misleading advertising by third-party organisations
Nine advisers for Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service

COVID-19

Where you can find help
Connecting with DVA
Financial support from the Government
Veterans stepping up during COVID
Chief Health Officer — My experience with COVID-19
Engaging with your health professionals
Veterans can access Personal Monitoring Technology through DVA
Meeting your rehabilitation needs
Residential aged care

Health and Wellbeing

Mental health support for the veteran community
What is Veterans’ Home Care?
Navigating DVA’s aged-care services
Senior Mental Health Advisor — Finding meaning among the chaos
DVA support for homeless veterans
A new online program to connect young people
New mental health hotline service
Active Choices: a new physical activity program
Veteran Health Check

75th Anniversary

Australians remember our Second World War veterans
VP Day in Darwin
AFL and NRL honour Second World War veterans
Princess Anne talks to Australian veteran
How Australians marked the 75th anniversary
It’s all over
Commemorative medallion
Five brothers who made it through
Cornelis Geelhoed — An extraordinary 100 years
Teddy Sheean awarded Victoria Cross
Vale Mostyn Berryman
Correction

Widow's news

Queensland War Widows are Zooming!
Uni students do ‘tele-placements

ESO news

TPI Federation contact details
Support our veterans’ families — Become a Legatee

Transitioning well

A hand up, not a hand-out
Veteran advocacy tough but rewarding

Features

Deputy Secretary Vicki Rundle PSM
Veteran Family Advocate Gwen Cherne
Defence Engagement Commissioner Stuart Smith
Safeguard your home for summer
Dolls’ houses for needy children
Veteran involved in USS Peary propeller find

Commemorations

Rookwood’s ‘Old Army’ Anglican Section refurbished
As a nation we unite for our fallen
Monash personal papers now freely available via Trove
COVID-19 and War Graves
Vietnam Veterans Day in northern Australia

Australian War Memorial

Do you know this veteran?
Items for sale

Inside this edition