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DRCA and Defence Act payments 20 September 2023

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 Old rateNew RateDifference
DRCA & Other Acts01/07/202320/09/2023 
DRCA lump sums Lump Sums 
Maximum death lump sum - 17(3) $     617,130.59 $     617,130.59 $                -  
Maximum death lump sum - 17(4) $     617,130.59 $     617,130.59 $                -  
Funeral expenses reimbursement limit - 18(2) $       14,062.53 $       14,062.53 $                -  
Maximum lump sum permanent impairment $     220,861.39 $     220,861.39 $                -  
Maximum lump sum impairment component - NEL A $       41,411.53 $       41,411.53 $                -  
Maximum lump sum non-economic loss component - NEL B $       41,411.53 $       41,411.53 $                -  
DRCA weekly payments Weekly 
Death - dependent child - 17(5) $           169.72 $           169.72 $                -  
Incapacity - minimum earnings - 19(7) $           557.67 $           557.67 $                -  
Incapacity - prescribed person - 19(8) $           138.09 $           138.09 $                -  
Incapacity - dependent child - 19(9) $             68.98 $             68.98 $                -  
Maximum household services $           552.12 $           552.12 $                -  
Maxmium attendant care service $           552.12 $           552.12 $                -  
Redemption eligibility ceiling - 30(1) $           138.09 $           138.09 $                -  
Redemption eligibility ceiling - 137(1) $           138.09 $           138.09 $                -  
    
Travel for Treatment Per kilometre 
Specified rate per kilometre $               0.68 $               0.68 $                -  
    
Incapacity payment limit Weekly 
150% AWOTEFA $         2,711.55 $         2,757.15 $          45.60
Effective dateN/A17/08/2023N/A
    
Superannuation   
Superannuation amount - CPI only3.30%3.30%N/A
Superannuation amount - CPI PBLCI MTAWE4.00%4.00%N/A
    
Weekly interest on lump sums Interest 
Specified weekly interest on lump sums3.56%3.56%N/A
    
Incapacity payment indexation of normal weekly earnings   
Indexation of normal weekly earnings (wage price index)3.40%3.40%N/A
    
DRCA Supplement Per fortnight 
DRCA supplement $               6.60 $               6.60 $                -  
    
Defence Act payments Lump Sums 
Additional death benefit lump sum - spouse $       68,132.07 $       68,132.07 $                -  
Addition to maximum SRCA permanent impairment payment used to calculate severe injury adjustment $       94,404.35 $       94,404.35 $                -  
Dependent child benefit lump sum limit $     100,143.27 $     100,143.27 $                -  
Financial advice lump sum limit $         1,990.52 $         1,990.52 $                -  
    
BNT/BCOF Act Per fortnight 
Pharmaceutical supplement $               6.60 $               6.60 $                -