Minister Keogh – More supports now available for veterans in residential aged care

Minister for Veterans' Affairs

More supports NOW available for veterans in residential aged care

From this week, Veterans, war widows and widowers living in residential aged care will benefit from expanded access to clinically necessary allied health care services and rehabilitation aids and appliances, regardless of the level of care they are receiving.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the changes will mean all eligible veterans, widows and widowers can access the supports they need, when they need it.

“Previously, only those Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clients with low level care have been able to access DVA-funded allied health care services and aids and appliances,” Minister Keogh said.

“All DVA clients will now have access to additional allied health services and rehabilitation aids and appliances in their residential aged care home on top of the services and aids already provided.”

This change has been made in line with the new funding model for residential aged care, the Australian National Aged Care Classification, which came into effect on 1 October 2022.

“DVA is here to help support veterans and families if further support is required.”

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