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Household - Domestic Services

Household Domestic Services

Who can receive it

You may be eligible if you:

  • are unable to manage household tasks because of your accepted service-related injury or condition (accepted under MRCA or DRCA); and

  • are assessed as having a reasonable requirement for household services

If you have a Veteran Gold Card or a Veteran White Card for an accepted service related injury and condition, you are eligible for a VHC assessment.

Every Veteran's case is different and will depend on the accepted MRCA / DRCA condition(s) as well as their environment.  Therefore, DVA has an Occupational Therapist undertake an assessment to look at the many layers that create a Veteran's individualised approval for compensation through household services.


There are limitations that can also affect the amount of household services approved, one of these being the weekly statutory limit, also found at the link above.

Find out more about Veterans’ home Care for those clients with VEA only below:


DVA can help you access health care and services to help you live safely and independently in your home.

What are household services

Extra support can be provided if you need help at home because of a service-related injury or condition.

Short-term help can be provided to assist while you are recovering from surgery or on an ongoing basis if you have complex health issues.

Common services may include help with:

  • cleaning

  • shopping

  • childcare in some short-term and crisis care circumstances

  • laundry

  • ironing

  • lawn mowing

  • gardening

  • meal preparation

  • cooking

  • dishwashing

  • bed making

  • general tidy

  • window cleaning

  • gutter cleaning

  • solar power cleaning

Occupational Therapists for Veterans

You may need a referral from your doctor.

Household Domestic Services brief overview & extract of the policy document including links to the source

view above or download the document here:

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HomeFront Australia Wide

 HomeFront delivers the full range of DVA Household Services everywhere in Australia at no out-of-pocket expense.

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ADL Support Services SA

ADL is supporting Department of Veteran Affairs Household Services for Veterans.  A large range of services are available showing on their site.

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Bromilow Community Care

 HomeFront delivers the full range of DVA Household Services everywhere in Australia at no out-of-pocket expense.

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First Call Home Services - Ipswich & Toowoomba

DVA Cleaning – locally operated home cleaning service provider for home assistance services including domestic cleaning for Veterans and DVA funding recipients..

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Flexible Living

Veterans’ Home Care is a program that provides low level home care services to eligible veterans and war widows/widowers in their own homes.

Cleaning the Floor

Forresters Home Cleaning CAIRNS QLD

At Forrester’s Cleaning Services, you’ll find a business which understands your situation and respects your circumstances and requirements. One of the owners is entitled to Veterans’ Home Care himself. 

Cleaning the Floor

Glam Home Services Townsville

Glam provides cleaning services for veterans and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) funding recipients. Once you’re set up with our services, your cleaning invoice will go straight to the DVA so that you can enjoy a clean living space without dealing with the unnecessary hassle.

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All DVA or VHC services are subsidised by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is a fee co-payment required to be paid by the program recipient. This will be determined by the VHC assessment agency.

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OZ Care

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides Australian veterans and widows/widowers with a range of services to help you stay at home for as long as possible.  Ozcare is proud to be a Veterans’ Home Care (VHC) Program Provider and a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Health Provider.

Cleaning Dishes

RSL LifeCare

Veterans’ Home Care is designed to help veterans to continue living at home by providing a small amount of practical help. Services include: Domestic Assistance, Personal Care, Respite Care, and Social Assistance

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QPM provides a one-stop maintenance and household services for NDIS and Veterans.  Offers home care package for non-profit, government agencies, Veterans and NDIS.

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Veterans Employing Veterans SE QLD 

A veteran-owned business, specialising in the department of veterans affairs household services.

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Google search near you

Google search of Domestic and home services near you that may include Veteran registered providers.

FIrst point of contact is DVA, however; please seek assistance from a qualified advocate and wellbeing officer near you for further information and support.

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