Advocacy and Entitlements

Advocacy

Being an ex-service person (veteran) often brings with it issues not often faced by our civilian counterparts.

As stated on the RSL WA page –

Advocacy is the act of making representations on behalf of others to ensure that they receive a fair hearing of their case or an outcome they seek. In the context of the RSL this means providing support to veterans who are seeking entitlements, based on their service, from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

As our Sub-Branch does not have an Advocate, for assistance please contact the Veterans Hub in Heathridge operated by the City Of Joondalup RSL Sub-Branch, or contact the Advocates at RSLWA on 9297 3799 or email advocacy@rslwa.org.au

Link to:  Veterans Hub Joondalup 
Link to:  RSLWA


 Entitlements and Pensions

As service in the Australian Defence Force is inherently dangerous as an occupation, accidents can happen and result in personal injury or onset of a medical condition. You are advised to seek assistance of an ex-service organisation Pension (Entitlements) Officer to assist you in making your claim for compensation.

RSL Pension (Entitlements) understand the uniqueness of military service and our sub branch has a volunteer Pension (Entitlements) Officer who has experience in one or more of the following jurisdictions:

  • Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA)
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)

Contact Greg Gough for more information on 0417911173, or email patgoughy@hotmail.com

 

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