Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said the
Government was helping amputee veterans play sport and
lead a more active life.
Mr Tehan today announced that prosthetic recreational sports aids had
been added to the Rehabilitation Appliances Program
(RAP), which provides veterans with equipment to
participate in activities.
“The RAP helps support everyday living, enhances
quality of life and maximises independence for veterans,
war widows and widowers,” Mr Tehan said.
“Adding a prosthetic recreational sports aids
category will allow eligible veterans to access items to
help get them back playing sport and being active.
“Playing sport and regular exercise is good for
physical and mental health and it’s a fun, social
activity, so helping veterans get active has many
“Promoting positive mental health and providing the
necessary care, rehabilitation and support to current
and former Australian Defence Force personnel who are
wounded, injured or ill is critically important.”
The RAP includes aids and appliances for: continence;
diabetes; oxygen and continuous positive airways
pressure; mobility and functional support; cognitive,
dementia and memory assistive technology; personal
response systems; falls prevention; low vision;
prosthesis; footwear; hearing appliances and speech
Information about the RAP program can be found on the
DVA website or by calling 133 254 (metro) or 1800
555 254 (country).