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Qualifying Service for Commonwealth Veterans




Commonwealth veterans can be eligible for a service pension if they have qualifying service for conflicts which involved the Australian defence force.

Service requirements


To have qualifying service, Commonwealth veterans must have served:

  • during a period of hostilities, and
  • as a member of a defence force established by a Commonwealth country, and
  • in connection with war or war like operations in which the defence forces of Australia were engaged, and either
  • incurred danger from hostile forces of the enemy in an area outside that country, or
  • was awarded or was eligible to be awarded a campaign medal for service within that country.