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8.4.2 Advice to clients re VEA entitlements and dual entitlements

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Delegates should advise claimants under the SRCA for injuries received during pre-1994 operational service, that although they have no claim under the relevant workers compensation Act they may be entitled to compensation (disability pension and treatment) under the VEA. Delegates should inform the claimant that the VEA has set different standard of proof for determining whether a particular disease or injury has resulted from operational service.

Delegates should also advise those compensation claimants whose injuries occurred under a dual-entitlement period, that potentially, they may have an entitlement under the VEA also. Such claimants should be provided with a copy of DVA Fact Sheet MCS 1, which contains a version of the above Table.