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5.1 Method of Calculation for More than One Compensable Condition

A separate notional assessment is calculated for each condition when more than one condition is also compensable from another source.

Chapter 19 of GARP explains how to apply partially contributing impairment when judging the relative contribution of a compensable condition to the medical impairment points awarded for accepted and non-accepted conditions affecting the same body system.  Chapter 20 is applied when trying to apportion impairment points for two or more accepted disabilities which share the same GARP tables.

 

STEPS

EXAMPLE

Step 1 - Identify the degree of incapacity determined by the Delegate in respect of all war and defence caused injuries and diseases.

 

Step 2 - Using the but for rule, calculate the degree of incapacity, which would be awarded, if the incapacity for the compensable condition were excluded from the GARP assessment.  When applying the conversion table in Chapter 23 of GARP, adopt the highest lifestyle rating in the shaded area for the level of medical impairment.

 

Step 3 - Subtract the figure from step 2 from the figure at step 1.  The result represents the rate of disability pension paid in respect of the compensable condition.

 

Repeat the steps for each compensable condition.  It is possible the rate of DP paid in respect of the each incapacity for which the other compensation has been paid is negligible, ie NIL.

Step 1 - Veteran A receives 70% disability pension per fortnight for incapacity for this lower back and hearing loss.

 

Step 2 - Excluding the lower back incapacity, the impairment points would be 5 combined with a lifestyle rating of 1 (the highest of the shaded area) which converts to degree of incapacity of 10.

 

 

 

Step 3 - 70 less 10 equals 60% as the degree of incapacity awarded for the lower back condition.  Therefore the rate of disability pension paid in respect of incapacity from lower back condition is 60%.

 

 

 

The portion of the disability pension paid in respect of the compensable condition.

Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans' Pensions.

A condition for which compensation has been paid from a source other than the VEA.

Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans' Pensions.