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.
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.
Mr Deon Smuts
Cell: 063 696 5372 / 082 853 9843
Ms Pondy Konopi
Cell: 076 402 8931
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!