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3.1 Service giving rise to injury
NWE and NE is always based on earnings from the period of Australian Defence Force (ADF) employment during which the injury occurred. Subsequent earnings from employment undertaken after discharge from the ADF is not considered. The method to calculate NWE or NE differs between serving and discharged members and type of service giving rise to the injury.
Chapter 4 contains detail on each method of calculation. The different types of service (Permanent Forces (can be either full-time or part-time), Continuous Full-Time Service and Part-time Reserve) are discussed in 3.9. The type of service the injury arose from will need to be established prior to calculating NWE or NE.