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6. Civil law matters - when legal aid is available

6.24 War veterans' matters

6.24.1 When legal aid is available for war Veterans' matters

Legal aid is available to war veterans or their dependants in the following types of matters:

Note: An application for legal aid by veterans for matters other than under Part II of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1988 (Cth) or under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (Cth) may be dealt with under the general civil law policies.

See Civil Law Guideline 3.13 for details about how grants of aid are funded in Veterans' matters.

6.24.2 Representation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Legal Aid is available for war veterans' matter in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

For legal aid to be granted in these types of matter the following tests must be satisfied:

6.24.3 Appeals from the AAT in Veterans' matters

Legal aid is available for appeals from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for Veterans' matters.

For legal aid to be granted the following tests need to be satisfied:

Date last published: 24/01/2017