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4.3 Dependants other than a spouse/children


On some occasions the deceased ADF employee will have dependants other than a spouse or children. For example, the employee may have been providing the sole support of an aged parent. The apportionment principles outlined in 4.6 are also applicable to these dependants.

Note: No Additional Death Benefit (ADB) lump sum is payable under the Defence Act if the deceased only has 'other' dependants. The ADB lump sum is payable only where there is a spouse or dependent children of the deceased. See 4.12.