DVA Gold Card holders enrolled in the CVC Program who are socially isolated may be referred to the CVC Programs social assistance service. The social assistance service is a short term intensive service (generally up to 12 weeks) to assist veterans and war widows to become engaged in community activities. The services are provided through the Veterans Home Care (VHC) Program, for assessment and service provision, but delivered differently from the VHC services already provided.
To refer a patient enrolled in the CVC Program for social assistance a specific referral form does not need to be used. A referral can be made by a GP using the practice letterhead, stating that the patient is enrolled in the CVC program, the date they were enrolled (date claimed) and that a Veterans Home Care assessment for social assistance under the CVC program is required. Referrals can be sent to VHC by fax to 8349 3510.