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2.22 Payment when a person accesses Leave Without Pay (LWOP)

Serving members can access leave without pay (LWOP) for a variety of reasons during ADF service.

In general, accessing LWOP removes the person from their ADF emplyment and at that point NE is NIL, resulting in no compensation payable. However incapacity payments may be considered, depending on the individual circumstances and the reason for LWOP.

If the LWOP is due to a reason unrelated to the service injury such as administrative action/suspension, taking leave to travel, or for carer responsibilities, the loss of pay and/or allowances is not compensable.