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Additional Compensation for Member Eligible for Maximum Permanent Impairment Compensation for Dependant who is an Eligible Young Person

Legislative Authority

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Chapter 4 Part 2 Section 80


Stated Current Purpose/Intent

To provide additional compensation to members and former members who are severely impaired as a result of ADF service rendered on or after 1 July 2004 to support their dependent children. It is based on a similar payment made under Defence Determination 2003/21 for members severely injured as a result of service between 10 June 1997 and 1 July 2004.


Current Eligibility Criteria

A tax free lump sum payment of $83,564.41 is paid for each dependant who is an eligible young person dependent on a member or former member entitled to the maximum amount of permanent impairment compensation (impairment assessed at 80 points or more).  The young person must have been wholly or partly dependent on the member or former member at the date the claim for acceptance of liability for the condition was made or, the date the Commission  determined that the degree of impairment was 80 points or more.



  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