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Service Eligibility Assistant

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Last amended 
28 November 2014

Welcome to the Service Eligibility Assistant, a resource aimed at providing access to service-related determinations and related documents.

Instruments relating to the nature of service are provided under the country or region involved or, where appropriate, under the name of the Operation. 

All instruments are also available on www.legislation.gov.au.

All determinations for warlike service under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 can be found here.

All determinations for non-warlike service under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 can be found here.

Recent determinations covering service under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) can be found below. 

 

Updates

7 June 2016

The Minister for Defence has signed new VEA determinations related to Operation Okra. The determinations specify a period of warlike service and periods of non-warlike service.  Corresponding periods of warlike and non-warlike service have also been included in the MRCA determinations.

4 May 2016

VEA Determination

The Minister for Defence has signed a new new determination relating to the ADF Operation Manitou. The determination specifies a period of non-warlike service.

22 October 2014

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution, Operation HIGHROAD, to support to the new North Atlantic Treaty Organisation-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, as warlike service for the purpose of the VEA.

11 September 2014

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution, Operation HAWICK, the ADF support to Operation Bring Them Home, the Whole-of-Government response to the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine, in the land territory and superjacent airspace of Ukraine, as non-warlike service beginning 21 July 2014.

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution, Operation ACCORDION in the Persian Gulf. The determination specifies a period of non-warlike service beginning 1 July 2014.

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution, Operation Slipper in Afghanistan. The determination specifies a period of warlike service beginning 1 July 2014.

11 February 2014

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan and its superjacent airspace. The determination specifies a period of warlike service beginning 11 August 2003.

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution to Operation ATHENA in Afghanistan and its superjacent airspace. The determination specifies a period of warlike service beginning 17 July 2003.

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan and its superjacent airspace. The determination specifies a period of warlike service beginning 7 October 2001.

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution to Operation HERRICK in Afghanistan and its superjacent airspace. The determination specifies a period of warlike service beginning 1 September 2004.

VEA Determination

The Assistant Minister for Defence has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution to Operation ARIKI in Afghanistan and its superjacent airspace. The determination specifies a period of warlike service beginning 1 December 2001.

20 August 2013

VEA Determination

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has signed a new determination declaring the service of certain individuals in Vietnam (Southern Zone), as continuous full-time service. This determination revokes an earlier determination dated 25 May 2009.

21 February 2013

VEA Determination incorrectly listed as Revoked

The instrument signed by Minister Combet on 16 December 2009 covering the period 11 October 2001 – 30 July 2009 and declaring service in the conduct of Operation Slipper as warlike service was incorrectly listed in the 'Revoked' table.

This has been corrected and the instrument is now listed as current.

Note that a second instrument signed on 16 December 2009 by Minister Combet was revoked by the 2012 instrument signed by Minister Snowdon shown at the news item of 25 October 2012 below.

25 October 2012

VEA Determination

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has signed a new determination declaring service with the Australian Defence Force (the ADF) in contribution to Operation SLIPPER as warlike service for the purpose of the Act in an amended operational area.

25 September 2012

VEA Determination

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has signed a new determination relating to the ADF operation to assist the Government of Tonga with the restoration of law and order in Tonga in 2006. The determination specifies a period of non-warlike service.

10 April 2012

New VEA Determination

Minister for Veterans' Affairs has signed a new determination relating to the ADF contribution to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan in 2011. The determination specifies a period of non-warlike service.

27 February 2012

VEA Determinations

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has signed two new determinations relating to ADF contribution to the NATO no-fly-zone and maritime enforcement operation against Libya in 2011. These specify periods of Warlike service and Non-warlike service.