What we can review

We can review a range of decisions about veterans’ entitlements and military compensation, primarily decisions made under the following laws:

  • the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  • the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related claims) Act 1988, and
  • the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

The decision letter should tell you if we can review the decision or you can check the List of reviewable decisions.

What we cannot do

  • review every decision made about veterans’ entitlements and military compensation
  • review most decisions made under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act or decisions made about attendant allowance, disability pension or war widow(er)’s pension under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act unless the decision has been reviewed by the Veterans’ Review Board
  • review most other decisions made under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act unless they have been internally reviewed by the Repatriation Commission
  • review most decisions made under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act unless they have been internally reviewed by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.