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DRCA and Defence Act payments 20 September 2022

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 Old rateNew RateDifference
DRCA & Other Acts01/07/202220/09/2022 
DRCA lump sums Lump Sums 
Maximum death lump sum - 17(3) $      596,838.09 $      596,838.09 $                    -  
Maximum death lump sum - 17(4) $      596,838.09 $      596,838.09 $                    -  
Funeral expenses reimbursement limit - 18(2) $         13,045.02 $         13,045.02 $                    -  
Maximum lump sum permanent impairment $      204,880.70 $      204,880.70 $                    -  
Maximum lump sum impairment component - NEL A $         38,415.15 $         38,415.15 $                    -  
Maximum lump sum non-economic loss component - NEL B $         38,415.15 $         38,415.15 $                    -  
DRCA weekly payments Weekly 
Death - dependent child - 17(5) $              164.14 $              164.14 $                    -  
Incapacity - minimum earnings - 19(7) $              517.32 $              517.32 $                    -  
Incapacity - prescribed person - 19(8) $              128.10 $              128.10 $                    -  
Incapacity - dependent child - 19(9) $                63.99 $                63.99 $                    -  
Maximum household services $              512.17 $              512.17 $                    -  
Maxmium attendant care service $              512.17 $              512.17 $                    -  
Redemption eligibility ceiling - 30(1) $              128.10 $              128.10 $                    -  
Redemption eligibility ceiling - 137(1) $              128.10 $              128.10 $                    -  
    
Travel for Treatment Per kilometre 
Specified rate per kilometre $                  0.68 $                  0.68 $                    -  
    
Incapacity payment limit Weekly 
150% AWOTEFA $           2,622.60 $           2,654.70 $             32.10
Effective dateN/A18/08/2022N/A
    
Superannuation   
Superannuation amount - CPI only3.50%3.50%N/A
Superannuation amount - CPI PBLCI MTAWE3.50%3.50%N/A
    
Weekly interest on lump sums Interest 
Specified weekly interest on lump sums1.67%1.67%N/A
    
Incapacity payment indexation of normal weekly earnings   
Indexation of normal weekly earnings (wage price index)2.30%2.30%N/A
    
DRCA Supplement Per fortnight 
DRCA supplement $                  6.40 $                  6.40 $                    -  
    
Defence Act payments Lump Sums 
Additional death benefit lump sum - spouse $         65,891.75 $         65,891.75 $                    -  
Addition to maximum SRCA permanent impairment payment used to calculate severe injury adjustment $         87,573.61 $         87,573.61 $                    -  
Dependent child benefit lump sum limit $         96,850.36 $         96,850.36 $                    -  
Financial advice lump sum limit $           1,846.49 $           1,846.49 $                    -  
    
BNT/BCOF Act Per fortnight 
Pharmaceutical supplement $                  6.40 $                  6.40 $                    -