Category - Defence Force Members
For more than 25 years, I’ve been on the frontline, assisting veterans and Australian Defence Force (ADF) members in their quest for a Gold Card from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
A question that I’ve been asked many times is whether having PTSD is the golden ticket to obtaining a Gold Card. The picture...
TRIGGER WARNING – this blog discusses suicide and some people might find it distressing.
Military Compensation Lawyer Tim White outlines what compensation might be available to those left behind when a current or former Australian Defence Force (ADF) member takes their own life as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...
Making a military compensation claim can be complicated. Sadly, because of this, individuals often have their claims denied or receive less compensation than they deserve. Had they received legal advice there is a chance the outcome could have been different. In this blog, Tindall Gask Bentley partner Tim White will explain...
In this case study, experienced Defence Force lawyer and TGB Partner Tim White explores an example of a defence force member being medically discharged from the Army due to injuries obtained during his military service, and we discuss what entitlements are available to him. We also give an analysis of the relevant legislation...
A Statement of Principle (SOP) is critical to determining if your military compensation claim will be accepted or not.
The applicable SOP sets the threshold you have to meet for your injury to be accepted as being military caused. There is often more than one SOP that could apply to your particular injury. Each SOP has different...
If you disagree with a decision made by the DVA you are certainly entitled to dispute the decision. The process involved with disputing the decision depends which legislation your claim has been made under.
Dispute Process – Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)
If your injury has arisen out of service...
If you experienced abuse while serving in the Australian Defence Force and wish to apply for compensation under the Defence Reparation Scheme, you must do so before 30 June 2022!
Compensation is in the form of a one-off payment of up to $50,000.
Act now. Don’t lose your chance.
What is the Defence Reparation Scheme?
TGB’s military compensation expert Tim White writes about the medical discharge process for Australian Defence Force members.
If you are in the process of a medical discharge from the Australian Defence Force there is a considerable amount of information and documentation, covering a wide range of issues, that you...
The long-awaited Royal Commission into defence force suicides is expected to be confronting and revealing, says TGB’s Tim White.