Weight Management and Veterans: A Dietitian’s Guide

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Navigating the Festive Season with Health and Joy – A Guide for Veterans

The Christmas season is a time of joy and indulgence, but for veterans, it’s also a crucial period to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The abundance of high-calorie feasts, sedentary activities, and increased alcohol consumption can present challenges. However, with the right strategies, it’s possible to enjoy the festivities without compromising on health and fitness. Strategic […]

Creating a Veteran-Friendly Diet Plan: Tips from Dietitians

Creating a veteran-friendly diet plan requires a thoughtful approach that takes into account the unique nutritional needs of veterans. These dietary plans should aim to provide balanced nutrition while addressing the specific health challenges and lifestyle factors that veterans may face. Here are some practical tips from dietitians on creating such diet plans: Assess Individual […]

Nutritional Challenges Faced by Veterans and How Dietetics Can Help

As veterans navigate the complex transition from military to civilian life or continue their service, they often encounter a myriad of challenges that extend beyond the battlefield. One particularly significant aspect that influences their overall well-being is nutrition. The unique circumstances surrounding military life, such as stress, limited access to nutrient-rich foods, physical injuries, and […]

The Role of Nutrition in Veteran Healthcare

Proper nutrition is a cornerstone of healthcare, and its significance is no less vital when it comes to veterans’ well-being. Veterans, whether they’ve recently transitioned to civilian life or are long-time veterans, often face unique health challenges stemming from their military service. These challenges can include physical injuries, mental health issues, and exposure to environmental […]

Not Just Diet: The Real Way Dietitians Are Transforming Veteran’s Lives

Think seeing a dietitian is just about being told to make “healthy, balanced food choices” and being handed a few nutritious meal ideas? Think again. Dietitians are playing a crucial role in maintaining the well-being of Australian veterans – from helping them thrive socially to helping with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – […]

Weight Management: Are You Missing The Simple Key To Long Lasting Success?

Weight Management: Are You Missing The Simple Key To Long-Lasting Success? Most of us know the sinking feeling of not meeting our weight-related goal, whether that’s weight loss, muscle gain, optimising our nutrition or our exercise to happily maintain our existing weight, or something else. So when we don’t meet those goals repeatedly, even if […]

Informed Consent for Social Worker Services

The purpose of the following is to inform you about the provision of social worker services by Medilinks Australia Online Pty Ltd t/as VBA Health (“us”, “we” “VBA Health”) and for you to consent to receive social worker services from us and to our management of your personal information.

Part A

Social Worker Services

Type of Services

Social worker services include the following supports:

Part B

Management of Health and Medical Information

Collection of Personal Information

As part of providing social worker services to you, we need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your situation, such as your name, contact information, medical history and other relevant information. This collection of personal information will be a necessary part of the services that are provided.

Viewing Your Accepted Conditions

The following steps will help view the accepted conditions of your DVA white card via the MyGov website.

Step 1:

Go to https://my.gov.au

Sign in to your myGov account using your Username and Password.

You can sign in to myGov using the following:

  • Your username (Your myGov username has 2 letters and 6 numbers. For example XY123456)
  • Your email address used to create your account
  • Your mobile number (if you have enabled this option)

After entering your login details you may be required to provide a one-time access code.

  • A one-time use code is sent by SMS to your mobile phone.

If you do not have a myGov account, you can create one by selecting Create myGov account on the myGov sign-in page.

using the MyGov login page

Step 2:

Once you have logged into your account scroll down until you see the heading ‘Your Services’.

Your Services lists the government programs you access that offer online services through myGov. You should see ‘Department of Veteran Affairs’ listed here.

Select ‘Department of Veteran Affairs’.

If you do not see Department of Veteran Affairs listed you will have to link this service to your account (See the video below).

You can do this by selecting Link another service.

Select the DVA tile

Step 3:

This is your Department of Veterans’ Affairs My Service Home Page.

My Service allows you to access DVA services online such as:

  • Access support for a service-related condition or injury
  • Access your digital DVA Veteran Card
  • Lodge and track the status of your claims

Look in the middle column titled Claims.

Select Accepted Conditions.

Select Accepted Conditions from the Claims Menu

Step 4:

This page shows your digital DVA Veteran Card.

You will see information such as your Card NumberExpiryCard Type and the Conditions listed on your card.

Select the Conditions Listed drop-down menu to view the conditions listed on your card.

Step 5:

Select Print this Page in the top right-hand corner of the page to download your digital DVA Card as a PDF.

Alternatively, if accessing this on your mobile phone you can take a screenshot of this page. Depending on your phone you can:

  • Press the Side button and the Volume up button at the same time (iPhone)
  • Press the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time


Video on how to log on and link my service: