Under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), veterans and war widows/widowers who travel for approved medical treatment may be eligible for reimbursement of certain expenses incurred.
Reimbursement may also be made for travel in connection with a claim for a disability pension or service pension.
Assistance can include reimbursement of travel expenses, accommodation allowance, meals allowance and authorised attendants expenses.
This Factsheet briefly describes how under the Repatriation Transport Scheme (RTS) eligible veterans, war widows/ widowers can claim travelling expenses relating to:
- visits to a health provider for medical treatment,
- a disability claim,
- an invalidity income support claim,
- treatment under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006.
The Repatriation Transport Scheme is comprised of a number of elements including the reimbursement of:
- authorised attendants.
HSV03 Transport Modes
This Factsheet briefly outlines travel assistance available to eligible veterans and war widows/widowers when they attend a health provider for medical treatment and travel by:
- private vehicle,
- public transport,
- community transport,
- booked car with driver,
- air travel.
HSV120 Ambulance Service
This Factsheet briefly describes arrangements for ambulance services for eligible veterans and war widows/widowers when they attend a health provider for Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) approved medical treatment.
HIP 80 Health Providers - Veterans' Transport Information
This Factsheet outlines travel assistance available to entitiled persons under the Repatriation Transport Scheme when they need to attend approved treatment.
MRC10 Motor Vehicle Compensation Scheme
In certain circumstances DVA will pay for the reasonable costs of clinically necessary modifications to a motor vehicle that you use, necessary maintenance and repair of those modifications as well as the cost of any additional insurance that relates to the value of the modifications.
In certain circumstances assistance with the cost of buying a new or second hand motor vehicle can be provided if:
- modification of an existing vehicle is not practicable; or
- you do not own a motor vehicle, have not disposed of one in the last 12 months and can derive a real benefit from a motor vehicle.