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4.4 Causal Connection of Injury or Disease with Service




Section 8 VEA - War-caused death - veterans

Section 9 VEA - War-caused injury or disease - veterans

Section 70 VEA Eligibility for pension for Members of Defence Force or Peacekeeping Force

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This chapter contains information on establishing whether an injury or disease, suffered by a veteran, Member of the Forces or Member of a Peacekeeping Force has been causally connected to their service.

See Also

Causal Connection of Injury or Disease with Service

Chapter 1.2 Service Types

Chapter 4.1 Disability Pension Eligibility

For the purposes of Part VI of the VEA, a reference to a veteran is taken to be a reference to:

  • a veteran as defined in subsection 5C(1) of the VEA;
  • a member of the Forces as defined in subsection 68(1) of the VEA; or
  • a member of a Peacekeeping Force as defined in subsection 68(1) of the VEA.

For the purposes of Part VII of the VEA, according to subsection 5C(1), veteran means a person (including a deceased person):

  • who is taken to have rendered eligible war service, or
  • in respect of whom a pension is, or pensions are, payable under subsection 13(6) and
  • in Part III and Part VIIC of the VEA includes a person who is:



A member of the forces is a person who served in the defence force for a continuous period that commenced after 7 December 1972 and has the type of service required in sections 69, 69A and 69B of the VEA.

“Member of a Peacekeeping Force means a person who is serving, or has served, with a Peacekeeping Force outside Australia as an Australian member, or as a member of the Australian contingent, of that Peacekeeping Force."