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5.15 MRCA - Service giving rise to injury is Part-time Reserves – Engaged in civilian work - Section 154-155
The following formula is applicable when the person:
Last service was in the Part-time Reserves
Is engaged in civilian work immediately before ceasing to be a member (section 154-155).
NE = ADF component (Reserve pay and allowances) for the week + civilian component (civilian pay and allowances) for the week
ADF component for the week is based on how much the Reservist would have earned for the week if still a part-time Reservist if not incapacitated for service, based on the person’s rank and pay at date of discharge.
Civilian component for the week is based on how much the reservist would have earned from civilian work based on the period immediately before ceasing to be a member.
Where a Reservist has lost the civilian work they were engaged in at the time of the injury and therefore was not in civilian employment at the time of discharge, the delegate should determine that the example period is the 2-week period when the person was last engaged in civilian work.
5.15.1 Normal Weekly Hours
Normal weekly hours are defined as:
NWH = (Defence days x Defence hours) + (civilian days x (civilian daily hours + civilian overtime hours))
defence days is the average number of days per week in the example period paid as a part-time Reservist and defence hours is the average number of hours per day during the example period the person was paid as a part-time Reservist.
NWH for Reserve service is calculated using the following formula:
Reserve NWH = (6 hrs x Reserve days paraded during the 12-month example period) x 6/313
5.15.2 Reserve hours
Members of the Reserve Forces on Reserve service, apart from those officers who hold special appointments, are paid as follows:
for a period of not less than six hours – one day's pay
for a period of less than six hours but not less than three hours – one-half day's pay
for a period of less than three hours but not less than two hours – one-third day's pay, and
for a period of not less than one hour but less than two hours – one-sixth day's pay.
Example 1- Calculating Normal Weekly Hours for a Reservist in civilian employment
A former member was medically discharged from the Reserves at the end of 2004. In August 2004 he sustained a left knee injury. His civilian employment was as an APS Level 3 in Centrelink.
NWH for a member who attended a total of 70 days Reserve service during the example period:
(6 x 70) x 6/313 =
420 x 6/313
Reserve NWH=8.05 hours
If civilian NWH=37.5 hours
TOTAL NWH = 45.55 hours