Veterans’ Home Care (VHC) is designed to assist veterans and war widows/widowers (entitled persons) who wish to continue living independently in their own home and local community, but who need a small amount of practical home assistance.
Brisbane based Jubilee Community Care is able to provide eligible persons with domestic assistance around the home.
Australian veterans or mariners, or war widow/widowers of an Australian veteran or mariner, who have a Repatriation Health Card – for all conditions (Gold) or Repatriation Health Card – for specific conditions (White) may be assessed for all home assistance services.
White Card holders who are eligible under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 or are British, Commonwealth & Allied entitled persons or persons with eligibility under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act are advised to contact a VHC assessment agency on 1300 550 450 to discuss eligibility for VHC home assistance services as it may vary from that outlined in this factsheet.
To access VHC services a comprehensive assessment is conducted by a VHC assessor.
A majority of assessments are done over the telephone. Individual circumstances are discussed to identify the range of services that may be required.
To arrange an assessment for services, telephone a VHC assessment agency on 1300 550 450. Calls should be made from a standard landline telephone, as calls from mobile phones are unable to be connected to any VHC assessment agency.
Co-payments apply and are a contribution towards the cost of providing the services. Entitled persons are asked to pay a small contribution of $5 per service.