HOW TO REGISTER AS A MILITARY VETERAN ON THE NATIONAL DATABASE FOR MILITARY VETERANS (NEW PROCESS)
We want to urge all the former members of the statutory forces who rendered military service from 1960 to 1994 in the South African Defence Force and from 1994 in the South African National Defence Force to register their details on the National Database for Military Veterans which is held by the Department of Military Veterans (DMV).
Why should you register?
- To ensure that if you need the benefits provided for in the Military Veterans Act, 2011 (No 18 of 2011) either immediately or whenever in the future when this need may arise that your name appears safely and securely on the National Database for Military Veterans.
- Once registered you will have the right to apply for military veterans benefits.
- To help test the efficiency of the current registration process to see if there are glitches so that the CMVO can relay this to the Department of Military Veterans in order for ways to be found to address these challenges and help improve the service delivery by this department.
- You can help the CMVO to extend its supporter base under the military veterans from the statutory forces because your name on the National Database for Military Veterans will be the name of a military veteran from the statutory forces
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
- Before you start with the process to register as military veteran, first check with the Department of Military Veterans if your name appears on the National Database for Military Veterans. To do this phone the Help Desk of the Department of Military Veterans at the tollfree number 080 232 3244 with your force number, identity number and full names as reference and ask if your name appears on the National Database for Military Veterans. If your name is already registered with the Department of Military Veterans you don't need to do anythig further.
- Should your name not appear on the National Database for Military Veterans yet, we propose that you start afresh with this application process.
- To register you are required to be a member of a CMVO affiliated Veterans Association. If you are not a member of a Military Veterans Association you need to apply for and obtain proof of membership.
- Once you are in receipt of your CMVO affiliated Association Membership number send an e-mail to Riana Venter Van Zyl of the CMVO office in Pretoria requesting the new electronic application form for registration on the National Database for Military Veterans at the Department of Military Veterans. The CMVO is now authorised to assist the Department of Military Veterans with the compilation and preparation of applications on behalf of military veterans who served in the former SADF
- Force number
- Identity number
- Full names
- Telephone number/ cell number
- Your own e-mail address
Without this essential information it will not be possible to issue this electronic application form to you.
This information is needed to prepare your electronic application form linked to an unique bar code which will then be e-mailed to you. It is your duty to complete this application form and return it to the CMVO. The CMVO will keep record of each application form which gets issued from now on so that it can collate these applications with the processing of submitted applications at the Department of Military Veterans.
- Certified copy of your Identity document
- Certified Marriage Certificate
- Certified Spouse’s ID and Children’s Birth Certificates/ID Documents
- Certified Educational Qualifications
- Certified Drivers License
- Homeowners - deed of Trust of your home - if applicable
- Certified Proof of Residence
- Certified Proof of Registration and Tax Clearance Certificate of your Business - if applicable
On receipt of this mail with certified annexures the CMVO will apply for your Persol verification where after we'll submit it to the Department of Military Veterans for processing, where after your application will be sent through the Director-General of the Department of Military Veterans for final approval. When approved, your name will be registered on the National database for Military Veterans
What happens if the Director-General of the Department of Military Veterans refuses to approve your application to register on the National Database for Military Veterans?
If your application to be registered as a military veteran on the National Database for Military Veterans is refused by the Director-General of the Department of Military Veterans then you are entitled to appeal to the Appeal Board which was established in terms of the Military Veterans Act, 2011 (No 18 of 2011)