Change to the list of Statements of Principles, March 2021

On 5 March 2021 changes were made to the list of Australian Statements of Principles that apply in New Zealand. The Statements of Principles are a tool to determine if an injury, illness or death is service-related.

Statements of Principles

The Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations 2021 brought into force 4 new and 18 replacement Statements of Principles. These Statements of Principles cover:

  • non-aneurysmal aortic atherosclerotic disease
  • carotid artery disease
  • renal artery atherosclerotic disease
  • aplastic anaemia
  • pure red cell aplasia
  • chloracne
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • malignant neoplasm of the bone and articular cartilage
  • coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019)
  • diabetes mellitus
  • retinal vascular occlusion

For more information on the amendments, see the amendment regulation or visit the Australian Government Repatriation Medical Authority website.

Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations(external link)

Australian Government Repatriation Medical Authority website(external link)


08 March 2021