DMV Benefits — Fact Sheet

Education Support

The Department of Military Veterans has been providing Education support to military veterans and dependents since 2013. The benefit has had its fair share of challenges due to the socio economic circumstances military veterans find themselves in.

  • During the 2017 academic year, 8 684 applications have been recieved for Education Support.
    • 5 436 (63%) for basic education.
    • 3 248 (37%) for tertiary education.

The Education support grew exponentially far beyond the initial baseline of 4 000 as stipulated in the Department’s Annual Performance Plan, primarily due to the high demand and Executive directive to open up for new applications in both Public and Private Institutions which resulted in huge financial implications.

During the 2016/17 financial year, R167.7 Million has been spent on education supportfor Military veterans and their dependents.

Process of Application
  • Applications are advertised annually.
  • Application forms are available on the Department’s website, the Head Office and provincial offices.
For more information, contact:

Mr Deon Smuts

Cell: 063 696 5372 / 082 853 9843


Ms Pondy Konopi

Cell: 076 402 8931


Social Relief of Distress (SRD)

  • Over 2600 Military Veterans receive the social relief of distressfrom the department on a monthly basis.


  • 120 houses were built for Military Veterans during the 2016/17 financial year; 41 of those, will be handed over by the 31 March 2017.


  • More than 15000 Military Veterans are authorized to receive healthcare services, so they can have free access to health care in different military health facilities across the country.


  • 150 Military veterans have been assessed and approved for compensation for injury, trauma and disease.


  • The Department is providing and facilitating counselling for 1 059 Military Veterans and their dependents.

Burial Support

  • 438 Military veterans have been assisted with burial support during the 2016/17 financial year.

Skills Development

  • The Department has facilitated training and skills development, for more than 1000 Military veterans and their dependents, on construction, agriculture, security and carpentry.
For media related queries

Mr Mbulelo Musi
Department Spokesperson
082 338 3890

Ms Lebogang Mothapa
Media Liaison Cell: 076 865 7188

Call centre: 080 232 3244
328 Festival Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

The Military Veterans Act 18 of 2011 upon which the Department was formed, places an obligation for the state to roll proposed services and benefits to Military Veterans and their dependents. Here are some facts about the benefits. Get the facts!

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