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The Veteran community

At 30 June 2012, there were 330,621 Veterans' Entitlements Act (VEA) beneficiaries. The number of VEA beneficiaries is expected to almost halve over the next decade, dropping by 25% to an estimated 247,500 by 30 June 2017, and by 44% to an estimated 185,700 by 30 June 2022 (Department of Veterans’ Affairs Annual Report 2011–2012).

The Institute's role

The AIHW role is to assist the Department of Veterans' Affairs in studies investigating the health of veterans. This website provides information and links to these health studies.

Comparative health status

There have been a number of studies investigating the health of veterans. This website only deals with studies with an AIHW involvement or an important link to an AIHW study.

The Female Vietnam Veteran & Civilian Health Register (FVV&CHR)

The Register is a record of Australian women who participated in the Vietnam War in various roles and contains information that could be used as a basis for future health studies. It is operated by the AIHW on behalf of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.