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CM7014 MRCC181 - Guidelines for Psychiatric Compensation Claims




Guidelines for Psychiatric Compensation Claims made under the:

Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA)

Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (Defence-related Claims) 1988 (DRCA)

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)


These Guidelines replace CM5832 of 2005.


These Guidelines are not directives and should not be used as a substitute for the proper application of the law to the particular circumstances of each case. They set out the Commissions' position on diagnosing, investigating, determining and assessing psychiatric conditions. The Guidelines indicate the way the Commissions consider the legislation should be applied.


Structure of these Guidelines

The structure of these Guidelines is:

Part 1 - For Psychiatrists: Diagnostic & Assessment Guidelines

Part 2 - For Claims Assessors: Investigation Guidelines for Psychiatric Conditions

Attachment A - Posthumous Diagnosis of Psychiatric Conditions

Attachment B - Current Schedule of Fees for Psychiatrists

Attachment C - Compliance with Diagnostic Protocol for PTSD