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12.4 Claims for Aggravations
Last amended: 1 July 2013
Claims for clinical onset of a condition cannot be accepted under both the MRCA and the SRCA, or the MRCA and the VEA. Further, where an accepted SRCA condition has been aggravated by post-1 July 2004 defence service, liability for that aggravation may not be accepted under the SRCA. Rather, the aggravation itself, if accepted, becomes a service injury or disease under the MRCA.
Where an accepted VEA condition has been aggravated by MRCA service, different rules apply depending on when the aggravation occurred. (See 12.6)
Where the signs or symptoms of an accepted VEA condition have been aggravated by MRCA service the condition becomes a service injury or disease under the MRCA. (See 12.6)
A client cannot, at the same time, be compensated for aggravation of an injury or disease which is both a SRCA and a VEA accepted condition. A decision has to be made as to whether the aggravation is of the SRCA disease or injury or the VEA injury or disease. It cannot be both. The factors of the case and the interests of the client should be considered when making this decision.