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Civil - core areas of legal aid work

2. Veterans' Review Board (VRB) matters

Representation at the VRB to war veterans or their dependents in the following types of matters:

  • Appeals from decisions of the delegate to the VRB about war-caused disability pension entitlement or assessment claims under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (Cth)
  • Appeals from decisions of the delegate to the VRB about claims under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (Cth) in relation to:
    • acceptance of liability (Chapter 2)
    • rehabilitation programs (Chapter 3, Part 2)
    • permanent impairment (Chapter 4, Part 2)
    • incapacity payments for former members (Chapter 4, Part 4)
    • special rate disability pension (Chapter 4, Part 6), and/or
      dependent’s benefits (Chapter 5).

Extended Legal Assistance is available for representation at the Veterans’ Review Board.

To be eligible for Extended Legal Assistance an applicant must satisfy the following eligibility test:

There will be no Means Test for the Veterans’ matters.