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7.1 SRCA or Repealed Acts?
The date an injury occurred and the resulting impairment became permanent is of crucial importance in determining whether the impairment is assessed under the SRCA or its predecessors i.e. the 1971 or 1930 Act.
The basic guidelines are:
- If the impairment relates to service prior to 1 July 2004 and became permanent on or after 1 December 1988 (excepting for hearing loss where special rules apply) – the SRCA applies.
- If the impairment became permanent on or after 1 September 1971 and before 1 December 1988, the 1971 Act applies.
- If the impairment became permanent on or after 3 January 1949 and before 1 September 1971, the 1930 Act applies.
For further information about the issue of date of permanence, see Chapter 3.