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20.8.3 Entitlement immediately following medical (MEC 4) discharge


On the basis of the loss of Commonwealth employment due to the involuntary medical discharge, it is DVA policy to accept the Medical Board recommendation for MUFS discharge as certification of up to four weeks incapacity, from the date of discharge.

However this 'default' authorisation of payment does not, of course, extend beyond the start-date of any civilian employment commenced during that same four week period.

Important note: Following this four week period of grace, all clients must – if payments are to continue – produce further medical certificates from civilian doctors, to demonstrate continuing incapacity for civilian employment.