The changes to the date range could make you eligible for the treatment of conditions arising from that service.
VA widens date range for deployments to Kosovo and Cambodia
Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has updated the recognised service dates for deployments to Cambodia and Kosovo.
If you served as part of either of these missions, you may be eligible for the treatment of conditions arising from that service under the veterans Support Act 2014.
- The new term of service as part of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) mission in Cambodia is now 1/2/1992 to 30/9/1993.
- The new term of service as part of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) mission to Kosovo 1/1/2002 to 31/12/2002.
The changes were made as the previous identified “did not align with the relevant declarations periods”, according to a letter sent to RSA by VA.
If you have been affected by these changes, contact Veterans Affairs on 0800 4 VETERAN or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what support you may be entitled to.
Even if you haven’t, the RSA strongly recommends all Veterans of deployments make contact to make sure your operational service is registered – and you’re getting everything you’ve earned with your service.
For a full list of deployments recognised by Veterans’ Affairs, check out their website: http://www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz/rights-reviews/qualifying/.