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Attendant Care Services

Legislative Authority

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
Part II Division 5 Section 29

 

Stated Current Purpose/Intent

Attendant care services are provided for the reasonable requirements of members and former members of the ADF who have a seriously incapacitating medical condition for which the Commonwealth has been found liable to pay compensation under the SRCA. They are provided to minimise the impact of injury or disease.

 

Current Eligibility Criteria

Members and former members of the ADF who have a seriously incapacitating medical condition for which the Commonwealth has been found liable to pay compensation under the SRCA.

If, because of the accepted condition, attendant care is needed for personal care such as bathing, dressing, administering medications, or other similar assistance, the RCG may pay for such care up to a weekly limit of $442.40.

 

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 December 1988

 

Original Purpose/Intent

Attendant care services are such services (other than household services, medical or surgical services or nursing care) that are required for the essential and regular personal care of the employee.  The types of services that can be covered include personal hygiene (bathing and toileting), grooming and feeding of an injured employee.

 

Significant Changes in Criteria or Purpose Since Introduction

Nil