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Military Compensation Scheme (MCS)

The Military Compensation Scheme (MCS) (MCS) provides workers' compensation and rehabilitation for members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) including:

  • all members of the Permanent ADF, Permanent Reserve Force and Reserve Force,
  • officers and Instructors of cadets and cadets, and
  • other person as declared in writing by the Minister (for example, those who hold an honorary rank in the ADF and members of philanthropic organisations that provided services to the ADF and persons undertaking resettlements training under an arrangement made by the ADF).

If a serviceperson is injured, develops an illness or dies as a consequence of their ADF service, the MCS provides cover under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA) and the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA). Additional compensation may also be paid under the Defence Act 1903 to those who are severely injured and to the families of those who die in compensable circumstances. The entitlement to SRCA and VEA benefits will depend on the type of service at the time of the injury or illness.

 

 

The Military Compensation Scheme (MCS) (MCS) provides workers' compensation and rehabilitation for members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) including:

  • all members of the Permanent ADF, Permanent Reserve Force and Reserve Force,
  • officers and Instructors of cadets and cadets, and
  • other person as declared in writing by the Minister (for example, those who hold an honorary rank in the ADF and members of philanthropic organisations that provided services to the ADF and persons undertaking resettlements training under an arrangement made by the ADF).

If a serviceperson is injured, develops an illness or dies as a consequence of their ADF service, the MCS provides cover under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA) and the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA). Additional compensation may also be paid under the Defence Act 1903 to those who are severely injured and to the families of those who die in compensable circumstances. The entitlement to SRCA and VEA benefits will depend on the type of service at the time of the injury or illness.

 

 

The Australian Defence Force includes:

  • Australian Army
  • Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
  • Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

According to subsection 5D(1), an injury means any physical or mental injury (including the recurrence of a physical or mental injury) but does not include:

  • a disease, or
  • the aggravation of a physical or mental injury.

A payment to make amends for loss or injury to a person or property, or as a recompense for some deprivation (such as compensation to the owner for compulsory acquisition of their property).

According to subsection 5D(1), an injury means any physical or mental injury (including the recurrence of a physical or mental injury) but does not include:

  • a disease, or
  • the aggravation of a physical or mental injury.

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