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6.7.1 Separate claim for each separate incident causing injury
Many ADF members with long service may have received more than a single injury during their service. The structure of the SRCA is such that a claim for compensation is made in respect to each individual instance of injury, disease etc. and the determination of liability for each instance of injury is essentially independent of the others. Unlike disability compensation under the VEA, each concession of liability carries with it a separate suite of financial entitlements (e.g. a new entitlement to a PI payment). Note, however, that incapacity benefits can not be double-paid, i.e. incapacity compensation can not be paid simultaneously for different injuries.
For these reasons, Delegates must make separate determinations of liability in respect to each claim for injury and raise a separate file for each claim.