Veteran’s & Welfare Support
The Welfare Department at Bentleigh RSL has developed a wide range of services and resources to support members, their families and the broader community. We are committed to the welfare of veterans and widows ensuring that the best possible assistance is provided whether they are in their own homes or residential aged care facilities.
Welfare assistance can take a variety of forms, such as monetary payments, subsidies and vouchers, or housing assistance. Welfare is commonly provided to individuals who are unemployed, those with illness or disability, the elderly, to those with dependent children, and veterans. A person's eligibility for welfare may be constrained by means testing or other conditions.
The Welfare Department has a 7 seater KIA Carnival car to be used for the Veterans, war widows and members. The vehicle is being used for home and hospital visiting and assisting with appointments.
We pride ourselves on assisting our members to live at home as independently as possible with all the resources available. Many people are unaware of the services they can access or are entitled to. We offer a simple home visit or a phone call to start the process of how we can assist you.
- Our Welfare Department will assist with your needs to maintain living independently in the community and support you whilst you are in hospital to maintain the relationship with the RSL
- Weekly telephone support calls
- Weekly home support visits
- Liaising with extended family members/carers as required
- Support members in aged care facilities in the local area
- Support and assist during times of bereavement
- Financial support in necessitous circumstances.
- Small maintenance jobs and gardening is available to veterans and war widows.
- Student Community Service programs & Holiday Camps
Please note our office is manned by volunteers and are ATDP Trained & Accredited. All appointments are arranged only via the Welfare Coordinator. The Pension Advocate covers disability pensions, compensation payments, associated allowances, income support payments and treatment available to entitled veterans and former serving members of the Defence Forces and their dependants.
Terry Hogan can assist with increases in your current pension, a review or a war widow claim.
Terry is up to date on all the Department of Veterans Affairs changes and treats each application with confidentiality and privacy.Please remember that The Department of Veterans Affairs will not increase your pension without the veteran putting a claim in. Even if you have made a claim and was rejected it is worth trying again as circumstances change.
Pensions are by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays and all appointments are made through Sylvia Lindsay, Welfare Coordinator on 9557 4547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- ANZAC Day
- Remembrance Day
Contact Sylvia - Welfare Coordinator
Phone 9557 4547
Welfare department operates Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.00am to 4.00pm
The Welfare Department has a 7 seater KIA Carnival car to be used for the Veterans, war widows and members. The vehicle is being for used home and hospital visiting and assisting with appointments.