Until 1996, the main defence support on the issue of disrupting the education of members` children through the education allowance and the allocation of supplementary education. The Training Allowance (EA) paid part of the boarding and school fees to members who left their children in their current school or in their education system to avoid serious interference in the child`s secondary education. But EA`s provision was very difficult to interpret, and approving the allocation was often a long process. In addition, it applied only to high school students. As a result, the number of members who receive the allowance each year ranged from 40 to 60, or less than 1% of the members. As a result of the Hamilton report, there was a general consensus on the need to expand aid to education, and in 1987 additional education assistance (ETA) was introduced. ETA aimed to alleviate the short-term educational difficulties faced by the children of ADF members after their secondment. Small changes to the training allowance between 1986 and 1990 resulted in few additional beneficiaries. It was accepted that Members should be compensated for these disabilities, but there are some differences of opinion as to how this compensation should be awarded.

Currently, it represents part of the rental rebate paid by the defence, with the other part covering the costs associated with regional housing differences. This has the advantage of defending administrative simplicity, but it is not certain of the amount of compensation and the amount of regional variations covering. One of the proposals was to pay compensation to all defence forces to compensate them for these housing-related disabilities. This would bring the benefits to members of transparency and simple verification and would allow members to have some flexibility in the use of this disability payment. For the defence, there would be savings by reducing the tax on ancillary benefits. The main drawbacks would be, first, the additional costs to the defence, which the allowance pays to the current 7,000 singles and the 6,000 homeowners, none of whom receive a discount on rents, and therefore compensation. The second drawback would be the need to determine a compensatory amount and remove it from the current rent rebate, resulting in an increase in the rental contribution currently paid by members. Responsibility for the administration of the VEA rests with the Department of Veterans Affairs.