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Change to the list of Statements of Principles, January 2022

Change to the list of Statements of Principles, January 2022

On 20 January 2022 changes were made to:

  • the list of Australian Statements of Principles that apply in New Zealand
  • the list of accepted late-onset conditions.

Statements of Principles

The Statements of Principles are a tool to determine if an injury, illness or death is service-related.

More information on Statements of Principles

The Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 6) 2021 brought into force 26 replacement Statements of Principles.

These Statements of Principles cover:

  • familial adenomatous polyposis
  • solar keratosis
  • fibrosing interstitial lung disease
  • polycythaemia vera
  • primary myelofibrosis
  • essential thrombocythaemia
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • myeloma
  • dental pulp and periapical disease
  • chronic gastritis and chronic gastropathy
  • malignant neoplasm of the pancreas
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • fibromyalgia.

For more information on these amendments, you can read:

Accepted late-onset conditions

Four conditions have been added to the list of accepted late-onset conditions at Schedule 2A of the Veterans' Support Regulations.

The conditions are:

  • mesenteric panniculitis
  • pure red cell aplasia
  • transverse myelitis
  • hypogonadism.

The amendment regulation has more information on this change.

Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 6) 2021(external link)

Accepted late-onset conditions are conditions that could be accepted as being linked to specific exposure or events occurring during qualifying operational service.

They are applied to Scheme Two veterans only. Their purpose is to ensure that families of veterans whose death was the result of a late-onset malignancy or other physical or mental disorder receive entitlements under the Veterans' Support Act 2014.


20 January 2022