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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.
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/2002/statistics/index.htm