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Motor Vehicle Compensation Scheme

Legislative Authority

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Chapter 4 Part 7 Division 2 Section 212


Stated Current Purpose/Intent

Section 212 enables the MRCC to establish a scheme called the Motor Vehicle Compensation Scheme for payment of vehicle modifications (and vehicle purchase in some circumstances) reasonably required because of injury or disease for which liability has been accepted under the MRCA.


Current Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for assistance, a member or former member must:

  • have suffered an impairment from an injury or disease for which liability has been accepted which results in the person being unable to drive or be driven in a motor vehicle in safety and comfort without modifications to their vehicle;
  • be considered able to drive or derive a benefit from using the motor vehicle at least twice a week.

The benefits of a vehicle to the member's or former member's physical and mental health, and the level of mobility without access to the motor vehicle are taken into account.

Assistance under the Scheme is not provided to a resident of a care institution (nursing home, hostel etc) who is not capable of leaving the institution.


Date of Introduction

1 July 2004


Original Purpose/Intent

The original intention has not changed.


Significant Changes in Criteria or Purpose Since Introduction