Armed forces are seen during the Anzac Day march on the commemoration of the centenary of Anzac on Anzac Day in Perth Western Australia, Saturday, April 25, 2015.(AAP Image/Rebecca Le May) NO ARCHIVING
Armed forces are seen during the Anzac Day march on the commemoration of the centenary of Anzac on Anzac Day in Perth Western Australia, Saturday, April 25, 2015.(AAP Image/Rebecca Le May) NO ARCHIVING REBECCA LE MAY

Veterans to get simpler appeals

VETERANS will have a simpler appeals system that still affords them access to legal assistance under recent changes, Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan has announced.

The amendments provide a single pathway for relevant veterans to appeal decisions through the Veterans' Review Board and then, if necessary, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Mr Tehan said, "At a VRB hearing a veteran can have their ex-service organisation advocate present and they don't need to engage a lawyer to represent them. The VRB gives our veterans access to a free, alternative dispute resolution model that has seen 85% of applications finalised in two months.”



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