Sunday, 19 October 2008

Please give this widest dissemination to your members, particularly those who are currently serving.

The Defence Force Home Ownership Scheme (DFHOAS) came into effect on 1 July 2008. There have been some problems with determination of some Qualifying Service of members, of which they have been incorrectly advised that they are not eligible for discounted rates as a result of their Warlike Service.

It is strongly suggested that members check their eligibility, prior to application, as they must have Warlike Service to earn the Discounted Rate. Therefore any member who is in receipt of an Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) and have served on or after 1 July 2008, should be eligible for the Discounted Rate.

Please visit DVA DHOAS website:

Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (DHOAS)

All other enquiries should be directed through the Veterans' Affairs email address (dhoas@dva.gov.au) or between 0830 - 1700 (I assume AEDT) Excluding Public Holidays:

1300 4 DHOAS (1300 434 627)

From overseas +61 +7 38159450

If there are questions in relation to the Warlike Service eligibility, please contact your nearest APPVA Veteran Entitlement Practitioner.