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Attendant Care Compensation

Legislative Authority

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Chapter 4 Part 7 Division 3
Sections 213, 217, 218 and 219


Stated Current Purpose/Intent

A tax-free payment to compensate for the costs incurred by an eligible member or former member needing attendant care because of an injury or disease for which liability is accepted.


Current Eligibility Criteria

The costs of attendant care reasonably required up to a maximum of $459.61 per week  is payable where:

  • a member or former member has an injury or disease for which liability has been accepted; and
  • he or she needs help with personal care which they are no longer able to do because of the accepted injury or disease.



  1. The above rate of payment is applicable as at 1 July 2014 and is indexed annually on 1 July.


Date of Introduction

1 July 2004


Original Purpose/Intent

The original intention has not changed.


Significant Changes in Criteria or Purpose Since Introduction