8.8 CADET | Military Compensation MRCA Manuals and Resources Library, Policy Manual, Ch 8 Treatment for Injuries and Diseases

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8.8 CADET

The use of the CADET system to record treatment pathway decisions is mandatory.  DVA systems manage many of the Repatriation Health Card issues automatically upon the necessary information being recorded in the relevant database.

In a Needs Assessment, the treatment path decision can be recorded as:

  • ADF covered;
  • Reimbursement only; or
  • Entitlement Card.

If 'Entitlement Card' is selected the issue of a White Repatriation Health Card will occur automatically.

If a permanent impairment decision of 60 or more impairment points is recorded in CADET, then the person will be issued with a Gold Repatriation Health Card automatically.

If a decision is recorded in CADET that a person is SRDP eligible, then the person will be issued with a Gold Repatriation Health Card automatically.  In this circumstance that Gold Repatriation Health Card will be embossed with 'TPI', as previously discussed.

The distinction between White and Gold Repatriation Health Cards is handled automatically in CADET. If the treatment path is set to 'Entitlement Card' then the following rules automatically determine the type of card that will be issued:

  • If Liability is accepted - a White Repatriation Health Card is issued under the MRCA;
  • If a permanent impairment decision is recorded with overall impairment points of 60 or more - a Gold Repatriation Health Card is issued under the MRCA;
  • If the person is recorded as SRDP eligible - a Gold Repatriation Health Card embossed with 'TPI' is issued under the MRCA;
  • If a permanent impairment decision is recorded with overall impairment points of 30 or more and the person is in receipt of a VEA Service Pension – a Gold Repatriation Health Card is issued under the VEA.  If the person already has a Gold Card issued under the MRCA then their treatment via the Gold Card continues to be provided under the MRCA.

Example 1.  If a decision is recorded in CADET to increase Permanent Impairment compensation from 20 to 65 impairment points then the client will automatically be issued with a Gold Repatriation Health Card, to replace their existing White Repatriation Health Card.  No other action is required by the MRCA delegate.

Example 2.  If a decision is recorded in CADET to increase Permanent Impairment compensation to 30 points and the member is receiving a Service Pension under the VEA, the person will automatically be issued with a Gold Repatriation Health Card under section 85(7A) of the VEA, unless the person has already been issued with a Gold Repatriation Health Card under the MRCA.  No other action is required by the MRCA delegate.

Example 3.  If a person has Permanent Impairment compensation of 30 points recorded in CADET, and VEA service pension is granted using PIPS they will automatically receive a Gold Repatriation Health Card under the VEA, unless the person has already been issued with a Gold Repatriation Health Card under the MRCA.

Entitlement to treatment via the provisions of sections 85(2) and 88A of the VEA is assessed by a VEA delegate.  When a diagnosis is confirmed eligibility is entered onto a system known as EATERS and a White Repatriation Health Card is issued under the VEA (unless they already have a VEA or MRCA card).  There is no provision in CADET to issue a White Repatriation Health Card under section 85(2) VEA or section 88A of the VEA.  However, details of any Repatriation Health Cards are able to be viewed in CADET (via the Benefit History treatment tab) or in VIEW.

Payment of the MRCA Supplement also commences automatically upon the issue of a Repatriation Health Card.