$70.6 Million to Help Veterans Stay Healthy at Home

27 Jul 2022

The Government has today committed to ensuring veterans and veteran families have the
services they deserve, committing an additional $70.6 million in funding over four years to
increase Veterans’ Home Care fees for domestic assistance and personal care services.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said this funding will help to ensure important
domestic assistance and personal care support through the Veterans’ Home Care program
is delivered to the veteran community.

“The Veterans’ Home Care program provides veterans and their families with assistance in their homes, to help them stay safe and independent for longer,” Minister Keogh said.
“This commitment will benefit providers of Veterans’ Home Care Services, and importantly it will benefit some 37,000 veterans, war widows and widowers who receive services delivered through the Veterans’ Home Care program.
“The Department of Veterans’ Affairs delivers a system that empowers veterans and their
families to improve their health and wellbeing; to stay well, age well and engage fully in
social and economic life.

“Investment in tailored programs to support wellness and connection to community will
deliver better health outcomes for our veteran community.”

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to undertaking a series of practical
measures to ensure older Australians and Australians with disability have access to the care
they need and deserve at home.”

“Supporting veterans to stay in their homes goes hand in hand with that.”
The Veterans’ Home Care funding will continue until 30 June 2026. For more information on
the program visit dva.gov.au.
27 JULY 2022