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63.7 VEA/SRCA Elections


Employees who served between 7 December 1972 and 6 April 1994 were allowed to claim for injuries incurred in peacetime under both compensation and repatriation legislation. This is commonly known as having dual entitlements.

Should any claims under both pieces of legislation be accepted, the employee could access benefits under both schemes. However, 'double dipping' of benefits i.e. being 'compensated' twice for the same medical condition, was not allowed.

Whilst no formal election needs to be made, processes exist to prevent double dipping. Employees basically have the choice of which benefit they wish to access. When seeking MRCC benefits, a clearance is sought to ensure overpayments don't occur.