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Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Stated Current Purpose/Intent
The aim of rehabilitation is to maximise the potential to restore a person who has an impairment, or an incapacity for service or work, as a result of a service injury or disease to at least the same physical and psychological state, and at least the same social, vocational and educational status, as he or she had before the injury or disease.
Current Eligibility Criteria
Rehabilitation under the MRCA will be available to a member or former member of the ADF and cadets who:
- has an impairment as a result of an injury or disease for which liability has been accepted under the MRCA (ie. the condition is accepted as related to ADF service rendered on or after 1 July 2004); or
- is incapacitated for service or work as a result of an injury or disease for which liability has been accepted under the MRCA.
- The Chief of the Defence Force is responsible for rehabilitation whilst the person is serving as a member of the Permanent Force or the Reserves.
- The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) is responsible for the rehabilitation of:
- former ADF members
- declared members
- certain persons holding honorary rank or appointment
- certain accredited representatives of a registered charity
- certain persons receiving assistance under the Career Transition Assistance Scheme; and
- serving members identified for medical discharge.