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 we engage the services of an experienced health professional like a dietitian through DVA, it can not only leave us confused and frustrated, but affect our confidence, mood, satisfaction in everyday life, and much more.
Waking up to another day of persistent and often disabling pain is the reality that approximately one in six Australian veterans face, limiting even simple tasks like taking walks, grocery shopping, seeing friends, or getting a restful night’s sleep.
As of September 2021, there are 43,227 war widows and war orphans receiving income support or compensation from the DVA. As part of their support, war widows or war orphans that are entitled to DVA pensions are also entitled to a DVA Gold Card, opening up a wide range of assistance services with daily life, health and wellness, and generally optimising their quality of life every day.