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6.3.2 Deployment Allowances

Last amended: 10 October 2013

A member of the ADF deployed on warlike or non-warlike service generally receives three separate pay-related allowances:

  • Deployment Allowance or International Campaign Allowance;
  • Field Allowance; and
  • Separation Allowance.

The duration for payment of these allowances varies and is summarised in the table below.

Allowance

Service Type

Duration of allowance

Deployment/International Campaign

Warlike

duration of the deployment plus for the period of any accrued war service and recreation leave whilst on deployment

Deployment

Non warlike

duration of the deployment plus for the period of any accrued war service and recreation leave whilst on deployment

Field

ceases when the member leaves the field

Separation

ceases upon the member's return to Australia

When a member is medically evacuated back to Australia due to a service related injury or disease, they may become entitled to compensation for loss of deployment allowances in accordance with section 91 of the MRCA.

Subsection 91(3) of the MRCA states that for consideration in the calculation of the normal earnings (NE) the “pay-related allowance” is that allowance “that would have been paid to the member for the week if the member were not incapacitated for service”.

Subsection 91(4) of the MRCA states that “the member's Service Chief must advise the Commission in writing of the date on which each compensable pay-related allowance would normally have ceased to be paid to the member if the member were not incapacitated for service.”

The member must also have been in receipt of the allowance immediately prior to the onset of incapacity (paragraph 91(5)(a)).  Accordingly pay related allowances are not included in NE if the injury prevented the person from beginning to receive an allowance, such as not being able to be deployed.