Australian Government - Department of Defence - Department of Veteran's Affairs

Extra Support for veterans through DHOAS

by | June 22, 2020

Veterans and their families will benefit from changes to the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (DHOAS) eligibility criteria following amendments passed through Parliament in May, 2020.

The changes to the DHOAS Act are the latest in a series of measures to support veterans and their families, and came into effect on 22nd June 2020.

The beneficial amendments have extended the time frame, for ADF members transitioning to civilian life, to access their final DHOAS Subsidy Certificate from two to five years.

The changes ensure that members who leave the ADF and re-join within five years will also retain all service credit accrued prior to their break in service. 

If you have any questions in relation to the calculation of your previous subsidy assistance, please contact our customer service team on 1300 434 627.