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2.2 The Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986 (VEA)

Last amended 
10 November 2023

The Department administers the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) on behalf of the Repatriation Commission.

Section 115B of the VEA provides the legislative authority for the Repatriation Commission to establish the Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (VVRS). The VVRS is a voluntary and solely vocational rehabilitation scheme for veterans with eligible service under the VEA, irrespective of whether they have an accepted disability. The VVRS has been established by Legislative Instrument.  The VVRS Guidelines can be found in chapter 12 of this Library.