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6.8.5 Former Part-time Reservists who were Injured During a Period of Full-time Service and Whose Last Full-time service was as a Permanent Forces Member

Last amended: 10 October 2013

Normal earnings for a person:

  • whose service injury or disease occurred while a member of the Permanent Forces or on CFTS; and
  • who was a part-time Reservist immediately before last leaving the Defence Force; and
  • whose last full-time service was as a Permanent Forces member.

are based on what he or she would have earned if still a full-time Forces member.

f/t ADF pay including allowances     +     remuneration Amount

Example:

A Private soldier sustained an injury while a member of the Permanent Forces.  He discharged from the Permanent Forces and transferred to the Reserves.  The soldier was medically discharged from the Reserves on 6 September 2006 due to the injury he sustained while a member of the Permanent Forces, at the rank of Private Proficient Pay Group 3.  The former member has not been able to work since his discharge from the Reserves.  His maximum rate weeks have expired so his adjustment percentage is 75%.

His ongoing incapacity entitlement is calculated according to the formula:

(f/t ADF pay including allowances     +     remuneration amount)     x     75%.

($972.70     +     $123.85)     x     75%     =     $822.41 per week

Note:

The former member's rank and pay group at the time of his discharge from the Permanent Forces is the basis for determining NE.  Any subsequent promotions obtained while a Reservist after discharging from the Permanent Forces do not count towards the calculation of NE. For example, a full-time member is injured at the rank of Corporal. She subsequently transfers to the reserves and is promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer 2. She is subsequently incapacitated due to her injury and discharges from the ADF. Her NE will be based on her full-time rank of Corporal and not her higher discharge rank of Warrant Officer 2.