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DVA Facts - on-line information for veterans.



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DVA 8 Monday, February 21, 2000

DVA Facts - ON-LINE INFORMATION FOR VETERANS

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Bruce Scott, today said veterans with internet access can now gain immediate access to comprehensive information about benefits and services available from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) with the introduction of DVA Facts on the World Wide Web.

Mr Scott said DVA Facts, some 300 individual fact sheets in an easy-to-read format, provides information from DVA, the Office of Australian War Graves, the Veterans' Review Board and the Vietnam Veterans' Counselling Service.

"DVA Facts on-line gives veterans, war widows and widowers and their families the opportunity to obtain relevant information at any time," Mr Scott said.

"This also promises to be an important information resource for ex-service organisations, doctors and other health providers, financial planners and students.

"The site includes fact sheets on topics such as pensions and allowances, health and housing services, bereavement support, commemorative activities and grants schemes," he said.

DVA Facts can be found at http:// www.dva.gov.au/factsheets/default.htm.

For veterans who do not have internet access, up-to-date information continues to be available from Veterans’ Affairs Network (VAN) offices and DVA service centres throughout Australia.

Media contact: Mark Croxford 02 6277 7820 or 0401 145 787