Budget 2021–22

Last updated: 
11 May 2021

Portfolio Budget Statements

Department of Veterans' Affairs PBS

Budget at a Glance

PBS information sheets

$302.8 million for DVA – Additional Resources

$12.1 million for Expanding Support for Veterans and their Families

$55.4 million for Veterans’ Health Care

$60.7 million for Wellbeing and Support Funding

$32.1 million for Commemorations and Activities to Honour our Veterans

Supporting suicide prevention and responding to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Productivity Commission response

Cross-portfolio measures

Department of Health initiatives affecting DVA clients

  • Government response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
  • COVID-19 Response Package
    • Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines – extension
    • Vaccine purchases and rollout
  • Guaranteeing Medicare
    • Changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule
    • Improving diagnostic imaging
    • Strengthening the rural health workforce
  • Improving Access to Medicines - Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme new and amended listings
  • Primary Care

Additional information on this measure can be found on the Department of Health website.

Department of Social Services initiatives affecting DVA clients

  • Increasing the flexibility and attractiveness of the Pension Loans Scheme
  • Aligning regulation across the care and support sector
  • National care and support worker regulations

Additional information on this measure can be found on the Department of Social Services website.