The Military Veterans Benefits Regulations, 2014

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans has under section 24(1) of the Military Veterans
Act, 2011 (Act No. 18 of 2011), made the regulations in the Schedule.

  1. Definitions
  2. Requirements to qualify for benefits
  3. Compensation for injury, trauma and disease
  4. Application for counselling and treatment
  5. Criteria to qualify for facilitation of employment placement
  6. Criteria to qualify for subsidised public transport
  7. Criteria to qualify for access to health care
  8. Criteria to qualify for housing
  9. Criteria to qualify for burial support
  10. Documents necessary to apply for benefits
  11. Notification of outcome
  12. Annual review

1. Definitions

In these regulations any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act has the meaning so assigned and, unless the context otherwise indicates:

"assessment" means:

  • (a) the examination by a medical practitioner of a military veteran in order to determine the
    severity of the
    • (i) injury suffered by a military veteran;
    • (ii) psychological and neuro-psychiatric trauma suffered by a military veteran; or
    • (iii) disease contracted by a military veteran as result of participating in military
      activities,for the purposes of compensation;
  • (b) the examination by a medical practitioner of a military veteran in order to determine
    the severity of the
  • (i)mental illness;
  • (ii) post-traumatic stress disorder; or
  • (iii) related conditions, suffered by the military veteran suffered by the military veteran for the purposes of dedicated counselling; or

(c) evaluation of information set out in a medical assessment form or a medical report by
a medical practitioner; "birth certificate" means a birth certificate furnished in terms of the Births and Deaths
Registration Act, 1992 (Act No. 51 of 1992);

"electronic communication" any text, voice, sound or image message sent over an electronic communication network which is stored in the network or in the recipient's terminal equipment until it s collected by the recipient;

"health care facility" means a health establishment as defined in section 1 of the National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003);

"identity document" means the identity document or card referred to in the Identification Act, 1997 (Act No. 68 of 1997);

"national military veterans data base" means the official computerised information
system established and maintained by the Department containing the names and personal

information of military veterans and their dependants;

"public transport" means transportation within the Republic that is subsidised by the
State;

"spouse" means a person who is the spouse or partner of a military veteran in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1961 (Act No. 25 of 1961), the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No. 120 of 1998), or the Civil Union Act, 2006 (Act No. 17 of 2006), or the tenets of any Asiatic religion, and "spousal relationship" has a corresponding meaning;

"the Act" means the Military Veterans Act, 2011 (Act No. 18 of 2011).

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