Also called

  • critical injury
  • surgical recovery and rehabilitation

Summary

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and payments for veterans who experience major trauma
  • They also provide a range of factsheets on healthcare services

If you are a veteran who has served in Australia's defence force, you may be eligible for compensation to support you after you have had a major trauma event. The Department of Veterans' Affairs manages a range of benefits and payments that may be of assistance to you and your family if you are a current or former serving member.

The Department of Veterans' Affairs has produced a number of factsheets to assist Veterans. 

These cover a range of topics, such as:

Rehabilitation services
Rehabilitation
Needs assessment
Attendant care
Household services
Community nursing services
Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme
Veterans Home Care
Vehicle Assistance Scheme

Contact the Department via their website or by calling 133 254, for regional callers call 1800 555 254 or by email.

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Rehabilitation after major trauma

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Physical recovery after major trauma

Mental health after major trauma

Compensation, claims and finances

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