Act of Grace Payments 2020-2021

Alan ASHMORE made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs

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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,


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,


INFORMATION.LAW, Department of Veterans' Affairs

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Dear Mr Ashmore,


Please find attached document in relation to your below request for


If you have any questions, please contact me via
[1][email address]


Your sincerely,


Sneha (Position number: 62315639)

Information Access Officer

Information Law Section

Legal Services and Audit Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

t 1800 838 372 | e [2][email address] | [3]

p GPO Box 9998, Canberra ACT 2601

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