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14 Mar 2019

AMA members are advised that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has published information to explain what the DVA Veteran Card - White is and what health conditions are covered.

Patients who hold a DVA Veteran Card - White can receive DVA-funded healthcare for their disabilities and conditions accepted as war or service related, as well as the following conditions, whether service related or not:

  • Any mental health condition;
  • Cancer (malignant neoplasm); and,
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis.

Treating GPs can contact the DVA to confirm the “Accepted Disabilities” and to check if a proposed treatment will be covered. Patients registered with DVA’s online portal, MyService, can check their account for a list of their accepted disabilities.

More information and useful factsheets are available on the DVA website.

Published: 14 Mar 2019