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2.3.2 Claims for Compensation to be in writing
Section 319 specifies that claims for compensation must be in writing. This requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways:
- A tick in one of the boxes at question 23 on the MRCA claim form D2051; or
- The claimant's signature on the needs assessment; or
- Elect the benefit at the "Request for Benefits" section of the Online Single Claim Form (OSCF) for MRCA claims; or
- A written request for compensation.
Therefore no compensation is payable until DVA has received a claim by one of the above mechanisms.