The following was posted on facebook by Jack Steer, CEO RSA National on 30 January 2019.
The Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group Inc, the RNZRSA and Veterans’ Affairs are conducting a further series of forums in 2019. These are a follow on from those conducted last year.
The purpose of the forums is to inform and enlighten Mururoa test Veterans of the progress towards research and entitlements available, and to discuss possible genetic defects and likely resolution to this possible outcome. Outlined at each forum will be veterans’ entitlements, the difference between the two acts and how transferring from the old act to the new act, should not financially disadvantage anyone and in most cases is to the veterans benefit. There will be a discussion regarding claims declined under the old act can be resubmitted as a new claim.
They are also interested in information on exposure to toxins: common sense stuff about what veterans were exposed to in daily life at sea; paint, solvents, asbestos, fumes, cigarette smoke and alcohol, all of which can lead to medical complications in later life.
An RNZRSA Advisor/Advocate, Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group Inc Officers, a Veterans Affairs Senior Case manager and RSA District Presidents and Support Advisors will be in attendance at each location.
The meetings are open to all serving and ex serving Navy personnel. The program is as follows:
Monday 25th February Motueka RSA 13.00
Wednesday 27th Westport RSA 13.00
Thursday 28th Greymouth RSA 13.00
Friday 1st March Hokitika RSA 13.00
Monday 11th March Invercargill RSA 13.00
Tuesday 12th Mosgiel RSA 13.00
Wednesday 13th Timaru RSA 13.00
Thursday 14th Papanui RSA 13.00
Friday 15th March Blenhiem RSA 13.00