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6.9.1 Current Cadets

6.9.1 Current Cadets

 

Type of member

Normal Earnings

Actual Earnings

6.9.1.1 Cadet in paid civilian work at time of incapacity, irrespective of their age.

 

MRCA Regulation 5

As per Sections 95 – 100

 

Cadet pay + civilian pay & allowances

(ADF component is nil unless the person is a remunerated Cadet)

As per Section 101

 

 

Actual Cadet pay + actual civilian pay & allowances

6.9.1.2 Cadet in paid civilian work and also a member of the Reserve forces

MRCA sub regulation 5(2)

 

Cadet pay + Reserve pay & allowances + civilian pay & allowances

 

 

Actual Cadet pay + actual Reserve pay & allowances + civilian pay & allowances

6.9.1.3 Cadet and also a member of the permanent forces

MRCA sub regulation 5(2)

 

Cadet pay + f/t ADF pay & allowances

 

 

Actual Cadet pay + f/t ADF pay & allowances

6.9.1.4 Cadet under the age of 16 and not in 'paid civilian work', or only engaged in casual work

MRCA Regulation 6

 

Nil

 

 

Nil

6.9.1.5 Cadet not in civilian work or only engaged in casual work at time of incapacity and is 16 years or older

MRCA Regulation 6

As per Sections 95 - 100

 

Cadet pay + civilian pay and allowances

As per Section 101

 

 

Actual Cadet pay + actual civilian pay & allowances

6.9.1.6 Cadets over the age of 16 who are not in 'paid civilian work' and who are unable to continue full-time studies or enter the workforce for the foreseeable future.

MRCA sub regulation 6(2)

 

As determined by the delegate based on the Cadet's skills, qualification and experience.

As per Section 101

 

Actual Cadet pay + actual civilian pay & allowances

Examples for Current Cadets

6.9.1.1   Cadet in paid civilian work at time of incapacity, irrespective of their age

15 year old Bill works 9 hours per week at a local supermarket and is paid $10.00 per hour.  Bill is injured whilst on parade and is fully incapacitated for work at the supermarket due to his Cadet injury.  In this case normal earnings (NE) are $90.00 (his average or regular wage) and actual earnings (AE) are Nil so the amount of compensation payable is $90.00 for the week.

 

(Cadet pay     +     civilian pay & allowances)     –     (actual Cadet pay     +     actual civilian pay & allowances)

(Nil     +     $90.00)     -     Nil     =     $90.00

 

Same scenario except that Bill is able to work 3 hours at the supermarket in a given week.  NE is $90.00, AE is $30.00 and the amount of compensation payable is $60.00 for the week.

 

(Cadet pay     +     civilian pay & allowances)     –     (actual Cadet pay     +     actual civilian pay & allowances)

(Nil     +     $90.00)     -     (Nil     +     $30.00)     =     $60.00

6.9.1.2 Cadet in paid civilian work and also a member Reserve forces

Tom an adult Cadet Instructor (LT pay group 1-0) works full time and earns $850.00 per week in civilian employment. He is also a Reservist (Corporal Pay Group 2/1) who parades on Tuesday nights.  He is injured during a Cadet training exercise and requires surgery.  He is fully incapacitated for five weeks and has no earnings during this period.  He is paid $129.28 per week as a Cadet Instructor and is paid $77.82 (including Reserve allowance) for each Tuesday night parade.  The amount of compensation payable is:

 

(Cadet pay     +     Reserve pay & allowances     +      civilian pay & allowances)     –     (actual Cadet pay     +     actual Reserve pay & allowances     +     civilian pay & allowances)

 

($129.28     +     $77.82     +     $850.00)     –     (Nil )

 

$1,057.10     -     $0     =     $1,057.10 per week.

 

Note:

The Reserve component of NE ($77.82) is tax exempt.

 

Note:

Cadet Force Allowance (Cadet pay) is taxable.

6.9.1.3   Cadet and also a member of the Permanent Forces

Mary is an adult Cadet Instructor (FLTLT pay group 1/1).  She is also a Flight Lieutenant (Pay Group 4/3) in the permanent Air force.  She was injured during Cadet training and is unable to parade with the Cadets however she is able to fulfil her commitments as a permanent forces member.  She will be entitled to her Cadet pay which is taxable.

 

(Cadet pay    +     f/t ADF pay & allowances)     –     (actual Cadet pay     +     f/t ADF pay & allowances)

($151.44      +     $1,655.95)     –     ($0     +     $1,655.95)     =

$151.44 per week.

6.9.1.4   Cadet under the age of 16 and not in 'paid civilian work', or only engaged in casual work

A 15 year old Cadet, who is a full time student with no civilian employment, is injured whilst on parade but is able to continue schooling with some degree of disruption.  NE is nil where the person is less that 16 years of age and has no civilian employment.

6.9.1.5   Cadet not in civilian work or only engaged in casual work at time of incapacity and is 16 years or older

16 year old Cadet, who is a full time student and works at the local supermarket during vacation periods (only), earning $250.00 per week.  He suffers an injury during his Cadet training during the school holiday period and is unable to work for the following week of the school holidays.  He does not receive any remuneration for his Cadet training.  His entitlement is taxable.

 

Note:

The normal example period for this Cadet is the 2-week period prior to the onset of the incapacity.  It is appropriate for the delegate to determine a different example period where the Cadet would have worked and it is clear that the Cadet has lost earnings from his vacation employment due to that incapacity.

 

(Cadet pay     +     civilian pay & allowances)     –     (actual Cadet pay     +     actual civilian pay & allowances)

 

(Nil     +     $250.00)     –     (Nil)     =

 

$250.00

6.9.1.6   Cadets over the age of 16 who are not in 'paid civilian work' and who are unable to continue full-time studies or enter the workforce for the foreseeable future

A Cadet aged 15 with no employment is injured whilst on parade.  The Cadet is unable to continue full time studies (school) or enter the workforce in the foreseeable future, as a result of the incapacity.  When he reaches 16 years of age, his NE is determined having regard to his qualifications, skills and experience as identified via a rehabilitation assessment.  It would not be uncommon for a 15 or 16 year old Cadet to have no relevant work related qualifications, skills and experience.  In these circumstances the person's NE is the National Minimum Wage.