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...
What is military compensation?
Are you an Australian Defence Force member or veteran? Have you been injured or fallen ill as a consequence of your service in the defence force in Australia or overseas (including psychiatric injury)? You and your dependants may be entitled to make a DVA claim for military compensation.
Being medically discharged from the Australian Defence Force seems to be occurring with increased frequency. I speak with current and former defence force members on a weekly basis who have been medically discharged for a large array of injuries. Most often this is due to serious physical injuries but very frequently a psychological...
Hi. My name is Tim White, and I am a partner here at TGB, specialising in advising injured workers – specifically with military compensation claims and Comcare claims.
Having assisted injured workers for about 25 years, I want to share with you my top five questions you should raise with your lawyer at the first meeting....
TGB partner and defence force lawyer Tim White spoke with ABC Radio Adelaide’s Sonya Feldhoff following this week’s announcement of an independent commissioner into Defence member and veteran suicide.
Tim, who has been fighting for injured Defence force members and veterans for more than 20 years, discussed what...
In a breakthrough for Defence people suffering significant mental illness, Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced an independent commissioner will be appointed to investigate veteran suicide.
Currently, the suicide rate for ex-servicemen is 18 per cent higher than the broader population and ex-servicewomen are twice...