Act of Grace Payments 2020-2021

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

I request the following data for 2020/2021, namely:

: The number of claims lodged,
: The number of claims accepted, and
: The total value of the amount paid out.

Yours faithfully,

Alan ASHMORE

Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,
I have not received a response to this FOI request, due on 29 November 2021.

I understand there has been an increased demand for FOI’s as veterans seek their files as a first step to preparing their submission to the Royal Commission.

I also understand DVA has been given additional financial resources to compensate for the increased workload the Royal Commission places/will place on the Department.

Previously DVA published the requested information in their Annual Report but now fail to do so. It is for this reason alone I am seeking this information that would not have resulted in this FOI had DVA not omitted this information from their Annual Report.

I ask that you now expedite this request as the 30 days to respond expired one week ago.

Thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Alan ASHMORE