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Household Care Compensation

Legislative Authority

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Chapter 4 Part 7 Division 3
Sections 213, 214, 215 and 216

 

Stated Current Purpose/Intent

A tax-free payment to compensate for the costs incurred by an eligible member or former member needing assistance with household running and maintenance (such as cooking, house cleaning, laundry and gardening) because of an injury or disease for which liability is accepted.

 

Current Eligibility Criteria

The reasonable costs of household 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 household tasks which they are no longer able to do because of the accepted injury or disease.

 

Notes

  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

Nil