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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Military Rehabilitation & Compensation Handbook

A new information resource is now available to assist with Military Compensation enquiries.
While there are limited printed copies at DVA offices the most practical way to access the information booklet is through this link;
http://internet-mirror/adf/docs/mcra_booklet_21Jun08.pdf

Mike Armitage
Director Compensation Training
Compensation Policy Group
Department of Veterans' Affairs

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

VRB Contact Details

From Monday 14 July 2008 the administration of South Australia and Northern Territory applications will be done in the Brisbane Registry of the Board. However, local VRB hearings will continue to be held in Adelaide at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Contact details are as follows:
Telephone:
City------ 1300 550 460
Country --1800 550 460
Fax ------07 3220 0041

Address:
GPO Box 349
BRISBANE QLD 4001

Level 8
259 Queen Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000

Monday, 7 July 2008

Statements of Principles Updates

At its meeting of 3 June 2008, the RMA:
determined Statements of Principles for:
- adjustment disorder (37 & 38 of 2008)
- acquired cataract (39 & 40 of 2008)
- haemorrhoids (41 & 42 of 2008)
- sickle-cell disorder (43 & 44 of 2008)
- relapsing polychondritis (45 & 46 of 2008)
- eating disorder (47 & 48 of 2008)

determined Amendment Statements of Principles for:
- cut, stab, abrasion and laceration (49 of 2008)
- bipolar disorder (50 of 2008)
- diverticular disease of the colon (51 of 2008)

N.B. – This concludes the previously advertised investigations into:
- adjustment disorder
- acquired cataract
- haemorrhoids
- sickle-cell disease (now known as sickle-cell disorder)
- relapsing polychondritis
- eating disorders (now known as eating disorder)
- binge eating disorder (now known as eating disorder)

Decided to advertise the following investigations:-
1. acute blepharitis
2. chronic blepharitis
3. anal fissure
4. human immunodeficiency virus
5. conductive hearing loss
6. sensorineural hearing loss
7. metatarsalgia
8. pruritus ani
9. human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1
10. posterior adventitial heel bursitis
11. acoustic neuroma
12. obstructive nephropathy
13. irritable bowel syndrome
14. conjunctivitis
15. varicocele
16. polyarteritis nodosa
17. Kaposi’s sarcoma
18. malignant neoplasm of the nasopharynx
19. haemochromatosis
20. coeliac disease
21. malignant neoplasm of the cervix
22. acute pancreatitis
23. extrinsic allergic alveolitis
24. internal derangement of the knee
25. photocontact dermatitis
26. contact dermatitis
27. Ross River fever
28. lumbar spondylosis
29. intervertebral disc prolapse
30. alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse

The Investigation Notices for these investigations appeared in the Government Notices Gazette of 25 June 2008.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Pension Increases

Pension rates increased effective 01 July 2008. To view a summary of the changes click here

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Change in Course Date

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the scheduled dates of the next Mental Health- The Basics course have had to be changed.
This course will now be held on the 19-20 August. Nominations for this course are still open.
Course nomination forms can be downloaded using this link