Mental Health Services - expansion - strengthening veteran mental health - element non-liability health cover

From 1 July 2014, the non-liability health cover administered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be extended to former Australian Defence Force members with peacetime service only (including reservists) for certain mental health conditions.

Description of the measure

From 1 July 2014, the non-liability health cover administered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be extended to former Australian Defence Force members with peacetime service only (including reservists) for certain mental health conditions.

These conditions include:

  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • other anxiety disorders
  • depression
  • alcohol and substance misuse disorders

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

Former members of the Australian Defence Force with peacetime service only (including reservists) will have increased access to services funded through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Am I eligible for this measure?

Former members of the Australian Defence Force with peacetime service only (including reservists) will be eligible to access non-liability health care provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for certain mental health conditions.

These conditions include:

  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • other anxiety disorders
  • depression
  • alcohol and substance misuse disorders

A Department of Veterans’ Affairs white card will be issued to eligible people

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start on 1 July 2014 and will be ongoing.

Page last updated: 9 March 2016

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