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I refer to your application for Group 2 classification for the SHOAMP Health Care Scheme. As an immediate family member of a Group 1 participant. OR a service personnel OR a civilian employee who undertook F-111 deseal/reseal related work.
Thank you for the evidence you provided to support your application. After carefully considering the information you provided and details of your [family relationship] OR [service], I find that you do satisfy the definition of a Group 2 participant. This is because (PROVIDE AN EXPLANATION, eg. you were employed at RAAF Base Amberley from 1987-1988 which was during the wings deseal/reseal program 1985-92, or your husband/wife/father/mother is a Group 1 participant).
Your Group 2 classification allows you to access counselling services through the VVCS - Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service. Is does not, however, allow access to the health care provisions of the SHOAMP Health Care Scheme.
If you are not satisfied with how your application for Group 2 classification was determined, you can apply to the Commonwealth Ombudsman on 1300 362 072, to examine your case. The Ombudsman can only consider how the decision was reached - the decision-making process undertaken and the information considered by DVA. The Ombudsman cannot review the decision itself.
We are also obligated to mention to you the Freedom of Information Act 1982, where you can have access to your personal files or any other non-exempt documents, if you have concerns with your case. You may also inspect the manuals, guidelines, rules and instructions which may be used by officers in making decisions relating to members of the public. For further details contact DVA on 1800 555 254 for the Freedom of Information Section.
F-111 Tier Classification Team
For and on behalf of
The Hon Warren Snowdon MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Science and Personnel