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Compensation Following Death - Periodic Payment for Eligible Young Persons

Legislative Authority

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Chapter 5 Part 3 Division 3
Sections 253 and 254


Stated Current Purpose/Intent

To provide additional compensation to wholly or mainly dependent children of a member or former member whose service on or after 1 July 2004 has caused or contributed to his or her death or severe injury. The entitlement is a tax-free payment of $138.99 per week.



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


Current Eligibility Criteria

Eligible young person dependants who were wholly or mainly dependent on the deceased member immediately before his or her death are entitled to the lump sum compensation following death.


Date of Introduction

1 July 2004


Original Purpose/Intent

The entitlement is based on the SRCA payment for eligible dependent children of deceased members.

The original intention has not changed.


Significant Changes in Criteria or Purpose Since Introduction