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12.5.2 VVRS assistance for transport and accommodation

This topic relates to section 4.2 of the VVRS Instrument.

Note: This assistance is only available to the veteran.

Grant may be made in special circumstances

Accommodation assistance will generally only be available to veterans in rural and remote areas who need to travel to another population centre while undertaking vocational rehabilitation or for the purposes of assessments or meetings with Rehabilitation Service Providers associated with participation in the VVRS.

12.1.1 VVRS applications and review rights

VVRS application process

A veteran wishing to apply for assistance under the Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (VVRS) should contact their nearest DVA office to obtain an application form.

The 1000 Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (VVRS) Application Form is also available from DVA Forms on the DVA website.

DVA's VVRS Coordinator is able to answer questions from both staff and potential clients relating to the Scheme and assist with the completion of the application form, if necessary.

12.1 Overview of the VVRS

The Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (VVRS) is a free and voluntary rehabilitation program that assists eligible veterans to find or retain employment. The assistance provided includes vocational support such as vocational assessments and interview skills training. The Scheme also offers medical management and psychosocial services to address barriers in other parts of a veteran’s life preventing his or her retention of, or return to, employment.

12.3.1 Participation in the VVRS by other veterans

This topic relates to section 3.1 of the VVRS Instrument.

Participation in the VVRS by veterans other than those referred to in Chapter 2 in the VVRS Instrument

Certain veterans - who are not in receipt of disability compensation payment at the special or intermediate rate, or invalidity service pension - may participate in a Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (VVRS) rehabilitation program, whether they are in receipt of a pension or not.