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Veterans policy

The goal of veterans policy is to provide professional support for veterans and work toward more recognition of veterans in society. Veterans policy is aimed at recognizing all veterans as well as assisting those in need in the most appropriate manner.

The definition of veteran extends to Estonian citizens who meet one of the following conditions:

  • they have taken part in the military defence of the country as part of the Defence Forces
  • they have participated as part of the Defence Forces on either an international or collective self-defence operation on the basis of the International Military Cooperation Act;
  • they have sustained permanent incapacity for work while discharging duties in the Defence Forces or as an active member of the Defence League

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Last updated: 31 May 2014