Veterans’ Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, 2017 with the theme of ‘physical activity’.

Veterans are a special need group under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) website is full of information.

Links here to a few of the Department of Veterans Affairs factsheets that may assist service providers to determine eligibility for CHSP service support:

To think about:

  • The Pensioner Concession Card issued through DVA holds the same status as the PCC through Centrelink.
  • A person may have a DVA card but is not eligible for Veterans Home Care (some or all) e.g. White Card
  • There may be veterans living locally who did not serve in the Australian Defence Force or allied forces (i.e. originally from other countries) requiring support?
  • Bereavement may alter circumstances for a spouse or partner significantly e.g. Gold Card eligibility may be lost after 98 days
Loddon Mallee Community Care Alliance acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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