Veterans care

Veterans may develop mental or physical problems during deployment. Some veterans with health problems need professional help. Their first point of contact for this is the Veteran Office (Veteranenloket).

This office gives access to existing care and service from the Ministry of Defence, the Veteran Institute, the national health system for Veterans, the basic civilian pension and the Veteran Platform.

The veteran may seek medical care from a military care organisation or a civilian care organisation. Of course, the military care organisations have specialised knowledge of the military context. On the other hand, civilian care organisations may be more easily accessible in terms of their location. Also, civilian organisations may have more knowledge of certain mental health care fields. For instance the treatment of addictions, PTSD or aggression.