RSL Victoria provides a range of services and supports to veterans who are either currently serving in the Australian Defence Force or have previously served. Our services include health and wellbeing support, financial welfare, compensation advocacy and employment support.
November was an extremely busy month for our compensation support program. Our compensation advocates collectively processed 82 compensation claims to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and obtained $108,613 in compensation payments from the DVA for our clients.
Year to date, our advocates have assisted veterans in claiming $4,415,644 in compensation from the DVA.
RSL Victoria also provided $62,044 in emergency, benevolent financial welfare to veterans and their families experiencing hardship or in crisis during November. Since the beginning of 2021, RSL Victoria has provided $489,240 in emergency, benevolent financial welfare to veterans and their families.
RSL Victoria is a registered charity. Therefore, evidence of financial hardship needs to be established for financial welfare assistance to be provided.
In November 2021, RSL Victoria's Veteran Central service provided a range of services and support to 319 veterans who are either currently serving in the Australian Defence Force or have previously served.
Veteran Central is a place for Victorian veterans to interact with Ex-Service Organisations and get the support they need to maintain their wellbeing.