As announced on 24 April 2019, the Australian Government has committed to exempting veterans who receive the Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension from the treatment cycle for exercise physiology (EP) and physiotherapy services. Other allied health services accessed by TPI veterans will be subject to the treatment cycle arrangements.
The treatment cycle will commence on 1 July 2019 (with the exemption for TPI veterans for EP and physiotherapy services).
TPI veterans can advise their EP and physiotherapy providers that the treatment cycle does not apply and service provision can continue as usual.
The Department will be sending letters to clients, GPs and allied health providers in the coming weeks. Treatment cycle information will also feature in DVA communications, e-news and the Provider news.