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5.8.2 NEL Table B2 - Loss of Amenities

Last amended 
17 March 2023

Table B2 requires an assessment of the impact of the injury on Mobility, Social Relationships and for Recreation and Leisure Activities. A score out of five is given for each of the following:

  • mobility undedr Table B2.1
  • social relationships under Table B2.2
  • recreation and leisure activities under Table B2.3

These are scores are then combined with the scores from Tables B1, B3 and B4 using the combined value calculation in Table B5.

Table B2.1 Mobility

Mobility concerns the veteran’s ability to move about their environment both within the home and outside. The effect on activities such as shopping, driving, using public transport and the need for aids or devices to assist in mobility should be considered under this section of Table B2.

Table B2.2 Social relationships

Social Relationships is about the effect on a veteran's ability and capacity to engage in usual social and personal relationships. As indicated in the descriptions of the effect in the table matters such as impact on immediate and extended family, close friends and acquaintances in social situations are noted in the section. Care should be taken not to conflate the impact on recreation and leisure activities when providing a score for social relationships, as a separate will be given for this loss.

Table B2.3 Recreation and Leisure

Recreation and Leisure activities are often the area most affected by a service-related injury. Given the fitness requirements and high level of participation in sporting activities as part of ADF employment, an inability to continue in such activities can be quite distressing. In assessing a claim, delegates can determine the before and after injury activities undertaken by the claimant in order to determine which description of effect best reflects the loss suffered.