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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Income >> Income support >> Payments for those with a disability or those who are sick, Department of Veterans' Affairs

In addition to the Disability Support Pension provided by the Department of Family and Community Services, the Department of Veterans' Affairs provides a similar pension to veterans to compensate for service-related injury or disease. At June 2002, there were 6,016 Tasmanians receiving a Disability Pension.


DISABILITY PENSIONS (VETERANS), Tasmania - as at 30 June 2002

Recipients

War service
no.

World War I
1
World War II
3,698
World War II Mariners
15
Korea and Malaya
277
Far East Strategic Reserve
100
Special Overseas Service(a)
1,114
Gulf War
5
East Timor
11
Peacekeeping Forces
28
Peacetime/Serving Member
752
Total(b)
6,016

(a) Includes Vietnam.
(b) Includes veterans whose war service is unknown.

Source: Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Annual Report 2001-02

More information about the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Disability Pensions can be found in DVA Facts at the Department’s web site, http://www.dva.gov.au

The Department of Veterans' Affairs releases a range of statistics via their web site on a quarterly basis. To access these statistics click on the following link, http://www.dva.gov.au/media/publicat/statistics/index.htm

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