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6.3.3 Obtaining Advice from Defence

Last amended: 21 December 2012

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.

These allowances have been determined by the Minister of Defence as per s11 of the MRCA.

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 the MRCA policy.

The MRCA specifically states that the member's Service Chief must advise the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) in writing of the date on which a compensable pay-related allowance would normally have ceased to be paid to the member or former member if they were still serving and not incapacitated for service.  This advice must be followed by delegates calculating NE.  There is no discretion to use a different date.

The Service Chiefs have delegated their powers to advise the MRCC under MRCA to specific career management agencies within Defence.

All requests for career management information and the inclusion of allowances in NE must be directed through the DVA Single Access Mechanism (DVA SAM) to one of the appropriate abovementioned agencies in Defence.  Requests must not be directed to Units or other Regimental Headquarters.    

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