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Many ESOs can not seem to get access to BEST funding without compensation advocates which diminishes the wellbeing mission.



Veteran Community Needs Affected:

Good Mental Health, Good Physical Health, Respect & Recognition, Strong Social Connections

Issue Details

Many ESOs in Townsville support veterans and families but do not have compensation advocates, making securing BEST grants difficult. For BEST grants, there seems to be a bias toward compensation advocates (who support individual veteran's claims) over wellbeing advocates who support many more in a broader range of functions.

Likely Cause of the Issue

Criteria for BEST grants is biased toward compensation advocacy.

Possible Solution

Change the requirement for BEST grant allocation.

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