Help clients access rehabilitation
As a general practitioner this information will help you check if a veteran is eligible and suitable to take part in our program.
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Who is eligible
A veteran may be eligible for rehabilitation assistance from us if they have an accepted injury or condition.
If a veteran already has a condition accepted by us they can apply for the program directly.
If a veteran does not have an accepted injury or condition they can lodge a claim to have it considered by us through MyService. They can also make a claim under the appropriate act. They can:
- claim an injury or condition under MRCA, if you were injured after 30 June 2014
- claim an injury or condition under DRCA, if you were injured before 1 July 2014
How to apply for the rehabilitation program
A veteran who has an accepted condition for injury can apply by completing the relevant claim form:
- Claim for Rehabilitation and Compensation (DRCA)
- Claim for Liability and/or Reassessment of Compensation under MRCA
- Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme Application form
After the clients completes the relevant claim form they need to send it along with all documentation to either:
- our mailing address
- rehabilitation [at] dva.gov.au
Clients should keep a copy of the claim form and any documents provided with it for their personal records.Back to top
Get information about rehabilitation for your client
If a veteran would benefit from more information or advice about our program you can contact us on their behalf.
Before you contact us about rehabilitation for your client you need to make sure:
- you have consent from your client to do so
- the client has already lodged a claim for liability for an injury or condition with us
To let us know your client will benefit from rehabilitation you can:
- call 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372)
- email rehabilitation [at] dva.gov.au
We will follow up with the client.
Not all veterans will be eligible for our rehabilitation program. Some veterans may be eligible for rehabilitation aids and appliances.Back to top
Follow up and management
After we do a needs assessment we will inform the veteran in writing and refer them to a rehabilitation provider.
The rehabilitation provider will develop an assessment report and create a rehabilitation plan. This is done in consultation with the client. The plan will include:
- rehabilitation goals
- specific activities
- the people involved
- time frames
The plan is a living document and can change depending on client needs.Back to top
Rehabilitation program information for veterans
If the veteran requires more information please direct them to the rehabilitation client page. You can also email the rehabilitation team at rehabilitation [at] dva.gov.au for more information.
More information is in the Rehabilitation for DVA Clients booklet. Please note the names and codes of pages mentioned in the booklet may have changed.Back to top