Fighter Squadrons Branch

Advocacy Assistance Records

Total of 32 Records

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Date Advocacy Type
Advocacy Assistance
Summary Details
Currency Outcome Summary
10 11/08/21 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting and ex RAAF non member with submitting F-111 Deseal/Reseal permanent impairment claims. (AN) Current Member has now submitted several clams through advocate and awaiting DVA response.
24 28/04/21 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting Ex RAAF non FSB member to link to an Advocate to help him submit claims to DVA for various injuries. Member is not happy with his current non RAAF advocate as he feels he does not understand associated RAAF claims. JR Complete Member put in touch with another advocate who has advised that the outstanding claims are almost complete. Has another couple of claims he is submitting through new advocate. DVA requested Med documents and has been provided. Mental Health has been accepted, Waiting further outcome on remaining claims, Remaining Claims accepted and assessed as 90% disability.
35 28/04/21 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting Ex RAAF non FSB member to submit claims for hearing, knees and ischemic heart disease through passive smoking. PT Current Member put in touch with Advocate and three claims submitted.
6 30/01/21 Friendly Visits DM. Providing regular visits to a 90 year old member for companionship and chats. (JH) Complete Visits to this member have ceased as DM now moved back to QLD and can no longer visit member. However remains in touch with members wife to pass on best wisher to member.
14 30/01/21 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting ex RAAF non member with F-111 Deseal/Reseal permanent impairment claims. (DR) Current Eligibility forms completed and submitted, waiting acceptance. Once accepted further claims will be submitted for various conditions. Further claims compiled and submitted.
22 30/01/21 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting EX RAAF non-member with F-111 Deseal/Reseal Permanent Impairment Claims. (WN). Complete Claims have been submitted awaiting approval and outcome. Member received compensation in excess of $85K for three impairment claims
33 30/01/21 Claims Assistance DM. Assisted FSB Member to submit claim for Ischemic Heart Disease through passive smoking. PR Current Member has submitted claim to DVA, awaiting outcome
34 30/01/21 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting non FSB ex Navy member to submit claim for Ischemic Heart Disease through passive smoking. DKn Current
32 24/11/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting Ex RAAF non member for claims for Ischemic Heart Condition resulting from passive smoking exposure during his service. BDay Complete Member had informed that he is already receiving Passive Smoking payments
9 30/08/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting an Ex RAAF member with submitting F-111 Deseal/Reseal permanent impairment claims. (BC) Complete Conditions claimed have been accepted, waiting compensation payment to occur. Member has received compensation of $32K
26 30/08/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting Ex Army (CMF) non member with submission of cancer claims. NM Complete Member was not eligible as he had not spent a minimum of mandatory 3 months in permanent Army. Unfortunately member has since died.
28 30/08/20 General Assistance DM. Assisting Member to find out if he is entitled to a Military funeral given his promotion to AIRCDR 1985. Outcome to provide RAAF bereavement contact details to member Complete Member is entitled to a military funeral and/or expenses paid. Details of who to contact in the unfortunate event has been passed on to him and his family.
31 30/08/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting FSB Member to claim for claims for Ischemic Heart Condition resulting from passive smoking exposure during his service. GSmdt Current
29 15/07/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting EX RAAF non FSB member for claims for Ischemic Heart Condition resulting from passive smoking exposure during his service. BSmth Current
30 15/07/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting RAAFA but not FSB Member to process claims to DVA for Cataracts from Solar radiation exposure and also Ischemic Heart condition from passive smoking exposure during service. MMck Current
27 12/07/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting the wife of a Korean Veteran member to submit claims for bereavement assistance following the passing of her husband. Have referred her to an Advocate closer to her place of residence in Sydney. Also investigating her entitlement to a gold card and war widows pension BSea Complete Claim being submitted for approval for bereavement benefits, waiting death certificate for evidence husband died from service related condition. War Widows pension forms being submitted and waiting advise from DVA to as to eligibility for gold card. Death has been assessed as service related and members wife now in receipt of Gold Card and War Widows pension.
21 04/06/20 General Assistance DM. Assisting ex RAAF non member with his eligibility for F-111 Deseal/Reseal claims for his medical conditions. Also pursuing several other claims (MD) Complete Member not deemed eligible for Deseal/Reseal as he did not spend time in deseal/reseal,however he is submitting several disability claims though advocate he has been connected with. Claims have been accepted and member now eligible for 100% disability payments and Gold Card
25 04/06/20 Claims Assistance DM. Encouraged and assisted Ex RAAF, non member to submit various disability claims to DVA. BrDa. Complete Member has had Claims accepted and now on DVA White Card at 90%
15 17/04/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting member submitting various claims to DVA. (GJ) Complete 7 of the 9 claims have been accepted with the remaining 2 being appealed. Appeal not successful, however member is now in receipt of Gold card which medically covers the conditions appealed.
17 13/04/20 General Assistance DM. Assisting member with Defence rejection of award citations. (GC) Complete Passed up information through NSW Division to National for review. Unfortunately National and Division advised they were unable to assist
18 13/04/20 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting non-member with blood cancer notification to DVA. (O'CR) Complete Provided DVA contact details to member as well as assistance obtaining his medical and personal docs. DVA paid cancer medicals, but member has since passed away
23 16/11/19 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting Ex RAAF, non member with diabetes claim through passive smoking. (JD). Complete Member not elegible due to more than 15 years between discharge and onset of diabetes
19 11/10/19 Claims Assistance DM. Assisted Ex RAAF non member with submitting hearing loss claims. (BC) Complete Hearing loss claims accepted by DVA, member received 20% disability payment.
20 11/10/19 General Assistance DM. Assisted elderly member in Nursing Home to find out if his wife will be eligible for War Widows Pension (WWP) and Gold Card on his passing. Member was very stressed that his wife would be worse off after his passing. (JH) Complete Received advise from DVA that due to his eligible war service and his TPI though blindness, his wife would receive WWP and the Gold card on his passing. Member much relieved and now virtually stress free.
13 10/07/19 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting Ex RAAF non member submitting Prostrate Cancer claim. (AN) Complete DVA accepted Prostrate Cancer Claim and is paying for all medical treatment
12 11/06/19 Welfare DL. Assisted recent Widow of Vietnam Veteran with the complexity and volume of paperwork to DVA to sort out pension and entitlements from the deceased’s war service. She was referred to a pensions officer who has been excellent at handling such cases. Seems like all is going satisfactorily. Complete
4 10/05/19 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting Veteran with PTSD to enable appropriate claims to be processed and approved expediently. This involved liaison with several ESOs as well as DVA. Also arranged with agencies for interim vouchers and financial assistance with current bills (NB) Complete INCAP payments commenced and back pay completed. Assistance provided by RSL Defence Care for payment of Bills and other sources for voucher assistance over Xmas period
5 10/05/19 Family Assistance DM. Assisting with having a Veteran's family member assessed for a medical condition and sourcing appropriate funding to cover the costs of assessment and ongoing therapy. (NB) Current
7 10/05/19 Welfare DM. Assisting a member who is concerned about his Government Home Care provider costs for service. Liaised and met with Seniors Rights Services NSW who is looking into his concerns. (JH) Complete All matters now finalised, member received a new therapeutic bed that enables him to get in and out of bed easier, and also received a replacement refrigerator that food can be stored from a better retrievable position.
8 10/05/19 Crisis Assistance DM. Provided a listening ear and assistance to an ex RAAF person suffering depression and who was suicidal. (RJ) Complete 000 was rang and the member inducted to psychiatric ward of local hospital. Member provided with details of mental health assistance and medical cover by DVA. Member is recovered well and continues to do so on reducing therapy sessions
11 10/05/19 Claims Assistance DM. Assisting an Ex Federal Police Officer (Non Military) who was a guard at the Maralinga site in the early eighties. He has been awarded a DVA Gold Card. Assisting him with Booking DVA transport to his medical sessions. Also investigating if he is entitled to compensation as he has been diagnosed with cancer. (GS) Complete SA RSL Care advocate has been in contact with him and DVA travel arrangements are being provided. Compensation for cancer is hard to prove it is linked to the Maralinga site.
16 10/05/19 Claims Assistance DM. Providing assistance with ex RAAF non-member to assess whether any further claims can be made to DVA regarding his medical condition. (KSS) Current