The Veterans' Review Board is an independent tribunal that reviews certain decisions relating to veterans under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (Cth) and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (Cth). Most reviews conducted by the Board are held by a panel of three Members.
Decisions that are able to be reviewed by the Veteran's Review Board include those relating to the rejection of a claim for a Disability Pension or a War Widow(er) Pension. Note that decision relating to a Service Pension are not reviewed by the Veterans' Review Board, but rather are reviewed internally by a Department Review Office in the first instance.
Applicants are able to be legally represented during proceedings, although this is not required. The Repatriation Commission similarly has the ability to be legally represented.
There is no fee or charge to apply for a review by the Board.
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