The Veterans Act mentions but does not define necessitous circumstances We believe that it relates to the financial circumstances of the veteran’s partner and dependants, or in other words “in financial need”
Generally, it means that the veteran or the dependant cannot afford to purchase the goods or services they need to live, in an appropriate and acceptable manner
Currently A Helping Hand can only support beneficiaries who are residing in Victoria
(as A Helping Hand grows, we will be able to provide coverage to other areas across Australia)
A veteran is someone who has served in the Australian Defence Force, Peacekeeping Force or other Commonwealth Forces
Partner / Dependant
The wife or husband of a veteran (living or deceased) is a dependant
The son, daughter, grandchild who are or were solely dependent on the veteran are dependants
The Fund will be run as a Patriotic Fund through the incorporated association:
A HELPING HAND, SUPPORTING PARTNERS OF LOST VETERANS INC. (ABN: 31 271 512 882)
This Fund will be managed via the governing Committee of the incorporated body
The Fund will be managed under the defined "Model Rules" of the incorporated body
The Fund will also be managed under the rules of the Fund’s "Patriotic Deed"
Click here to view the Association's Certificate of Incorporation in Victoria
Click here to view the Fund's Patriotic Deed (coming soon)
Patriotic funds are a type of trust fund created after the First World War, when Victorian communities raised money to assist soldiers and their families.
They provide welfare services and clubrooms for returned service personnel and their dependants.
A "Lost" Veteran is someone who has served in the Australian Defence Force, Peacekeeping Force or other Commonwealth Forces who has:
been killed whilst serving
died as a result of suicide, since serving
severely incapacitated due to service related PTSD