'I have known utter despair': Thousands of veterans on wrong level of benefit, say advocates

Scott Hannaford
By Scott Hannaford
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:36pm, first published August 9 2019 - 2:00pm

Thousands of defence force veterans are likely on the wrong level of benefit or are missing out on injury payments they are entitled to due to the complexity and difficulty of dealing with the claims system, according to leading lawyers and advocates.

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Scott Hannaford

Scott Hannaford

Canberra Times deputy editor

I've spent a career trying to focus on the stories, people and issues that matter, while filtering out the noise that doesn't. I believe high-quality, unique and incisive reporting is worth the investment and what distinguishes a reporter or publication. Got a news tip? scott.hannaford@canberratimes.com.au