Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 23, 2014 13:00:16 GMT 12
The following has been sent to me to post here:
"It has been sad and disheartening for many ex-servicemen and women who served as routine, not deployed, service people, to receive medical discharges without referral, compensation or ACC up until April 1st 1974. This has changed. halleluiah.
I am sure that ex-military members of WONZ would be interested to visit the Veterans Affairs New Zealand website to find out more. Go to www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz/pensions/rates-allowances.html , select from drop down menu-War pensions, then select-War Disablement Pensions. Note the change from disability to disablement.
The value of pensions do not vary much from Super but extra benefits may justify application.
I sincerely hope this info is of some value to someone out there"
Yes or got to your local RSA and they can help point you in the right direction. And this is for all ex-servicemen and woman not just veterans. One of the engineers helping with the Auster (you know him Dave, Shane Glassey)didn't realise that as an ex-serviceman there was a benefit to joining the local RSA as there is certain things they help with(as in what benefits may be open to him or her), especially regarding health issues caused in service.
The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane.