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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

DVA has produced a series of online videos to raise awareness of the mental health wounds that current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their families can face.

The videos can be viewed online at the DVA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/DVAAus

Thursday, 15 November 2012

VeRBosity - Special Issue 2012

 
VeRBosity is the journal of the Veterans' Review Board. It contains news, articles and case reports relating to veterans' law.
 
VeRBosity Special Issue 2012 has been released and can downloaded here.
 
This special edition of VeRBosity provides information about how the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB) will review decisions made under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA). This guide is a resource for both applicants appearing before the VRB and advocates who prepare and present cases at the VRB. It sets out the procedures that the VRB will adopt in managing applications for review. It explains what is expected of applicants and advocates to assist the VRB during the review process.
 
This Handbook has been written having regard to the law as understood by the authors in June 2012. It is divided into 4 parts, the first deals with VRB processes and procedures including the Practice Directions and Alternate Dispute Resolution processes, the second concerns matters particularly relating to the role of representatives, the third relates to the VEA system and benefits, and the fourth concerns the MRCA system and benefits. There are a number of Appendices containing various types of information.    
Further information about practice and procedure at the VRB, submission templates and practice notes on recent cases, can be obtained from the VRB’s website at www.vrb.gov.au