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Relevance and Meaning of Continuous Full-time Service




Relevance of continuous full-time service

A period of continuous full-time service is required by a member of the Defence Force if they are to be considered as having eligible war service, operational service or defence service and access to the benefits associated with those forms of service.     

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Continuous full-time service is defined in s5C(1) of the VEA. The definition is such that any service of the following types is regarded as continuous full-time service:

  • continuous full-time naval service;
  • continuous full-time military service; and
  • continuous full-time air-force service.

Basically, this means that the person must have served with one of the three branches of the Defence Force on a continuous full-time basis, as opposed to a part-time basis.