9.13 Effect of legal actions ('recovery of damages') under 1971 Act | Military Compensation SRCA Manuals and Resources Library, Death Handbook, Ch 9 Legal Action(s) in Respect of the Death

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9.13 Effect of legal actions ('recovery of damages') under 1971 Act

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Section 99 of the 1971 Act is the counterpart of Section 48 of the SRCA. That is, it acts to limit the compensation payable in situations where the dependant also recovers damages by means of a common law action against the Commonwealth (or a third party). However the action of S99 of the 1971 Act differs in a number of respects from provisions of the current Act.