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Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2004

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SR 2004 No. 156 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SLI 2009 No. 299
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 18 Nov 2009
Start Date 18 Nov 2009
End Date 30 Jun 2011

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2004

Statutory Rules 2004 No. 156 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 18 November 2009
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2009 No. 299

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Part 1                    Preliminary                                                                 

                        1     Name of Regulations                                                        5

                        2     Commencement                                                              5

                        3     Definitions                                                                       5

Part 2                    Matters relating to cadets                                       

Division 1                Interpretation for Part 2                                                  

                        4     Interpretation                                                                   6

Division 2                Working out compensation for serving cadets               

                        5     Normal and actual earnings — cadet engaged in paid civilian work at time of incapacity (Act s 116)                                                                                      6

                        6     Normal and actual earnings — cadet only engaged in casual work, or not engaged in civilian work, at time of incapacity (Act s 116)                                        7

Division 3                Working out compensation for former cadets                

                        7     Normal earnings and normal weekly hours for person who was a cadet — person engaged in paid civilian work before last ceasing to be member of Defence Force (Act s 175)    9

                        8     Normal earnings and normal weekly hours for person who was a cadet — person not engaged in paid civilian work, or only engaged in casual work, before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force (Act s 175)                                              11

Division 4                Working out compensation for parts of weeks               

                        9     Number of days in part of week (Act s 196)                      13

Division 5                Modification of Chapter 2 in relation to cadets              

                       10     Modifications of Chapter 2 (Act s 439)                              13

Part 3                    Matters relating to declared members                

Division 1                Working out compensation for declared members        

                       11     Normal and actual earnings — declared member engaged in paid civilian work at time of incapacity, who is not undertaking career transition assistance (Act s 116)           14

                       12     Normal and actual earnings — declared member not engaged in civilian work at time of incapacity and not undertaking career transition assistance (Act s 116) 15

                       13     Normal and actual earnings — incapacitated declared member undertaking career transition assistance (Act s 116)                                                   16

Division 2                Working out compensation for former declared members          

                       14     Normal and actual earnings — former declared member engaged in paid civilian work before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force, who has not undertaken career transition assistance (Act s 175)                                                                    18

                       15     Normal earnings for persons who were declared members — persons not engaged in paid civilian work before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force, who did not undertake career transition assistance (Act s 175)                                     19

                       16     Normal and actual earnings — incapacitated former declared member who undertook career transition assistance (Act s 175)                                     21

Division 3                Working out compensation for parts of weeks               

                       17     Working out compensation for parts of weeks for declared members (Act s 196)           22

Part 4                    Review by the Board of original determinations           

                       18     Application of the Veterans’ Entitlements Regulations 1986 23

Part 5                    Indexation of certain pay and earnings              

                       19     Indexation of pre‑CFTS pay and civilian daily earnings       25

                       20     Indexation of $100 in ADF pay                                         25

Part 6                    Miscellaneous                                                           

                       21     Provision of Information by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission   27

Schedule 1             Modifications of Chapter 2 of the Act in relation to cadets            29

Notes                                                                                                          30

 

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2004.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 July 2004.

3              Definitions

         (1)   In these Regulations:

Act means the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.

remunerated cadet means an Officer of Cadets, or an Instructor of Cadets, who is remunerated for his or her service as a cadet.

Note   Cadet and declared member are defined in section 5 of the Act, as are other expressions relevant to these Regulations.

         (2)   In these Regulations, a reference to a person undertaking a period of career transition assistance means a person who, under subsection 8 (1) of the Act, is taken to be a member by reason of undertaking Career Transition Assistance under an arrangement made by the Australian Defence Force.


 

Part 2                 Matters relating to cadets

Division 1              Interpretation for Part 2

4              Interpretation

                In this Part, a reference to a person who is in casual work means a person who:

                (a)    is employed on a casual or irregular basis; and

               (b)    is 16 years or over.

Division 2              Working out compensation for serving cadets

5              Normal and actual earnings — cadet engaged in paid civilian work at time of incapacity (Act s 116)

         (1)   For section 116 of the Act, this regulation applies to a cadet who:

                (a)    for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

               (b)    was a cadet when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

                (c)    was engaged in paid civilian work that was not casual work at the time of his or her incapacity; and

               (d)    is not a person who is unable to continue full‑time studies or enter the workforce as a result of the incapacity.

         (2)   The cadet’s normal earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the cadet as if he or she were an incapacitated Reservist mentioned in section 94 of the Act; and

               (b)    assuming, for the application of section 95 of the Act, that the cadet would have an ADF component of:

                          (i)    if the person is a remunerated cadet — the total of:

                                   (A)     an amount determined by the Commission having regard to the cadet’s rate of pay; and

                                   (B)     if the cadet is also a member of the Permanent Forces or the Reserves — any normal ADF pay earned by the cadet; or

                         (ii)    in any other case — nil; and

                (c)    working out the amount that would be the cadet’s normal earnings if the cadet were an incapacitated Reservist.

         (3)   The cadet’s actual earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the cadet as an incapacitated Reservist mentioned in section 94 of the Act; and

               (b)    working out, for the application of section 101 of the Act, the cadet’s actual ADF pay; and

                (c)    working out the amount that would be the cadet’s actual earnings if the cadet were an incapacitated Reservist.

6              Normal and actual earnings — cadet only engaged in casual work, or not engaged in civilian work, at time of incapacity (Act s 116)

         (1)   For section 116 of the Act, this regulation applies to a cadet who, at the time of his or her incapacity, was:

                (a)    for a week referred to in this regulation, incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

               (b)    a cadet when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

                (c)    a person who was:

                          (i)    not engaged in paid civilian work; or

                         (ii)    only engaged in casual work.

         (2)   The cadet’s normal earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the cadet as if he or she were an incapacitated Reservist mentioned in section 94 of the Act; and

               (b)    assuming, for the application of section 95 of the Act, that the cadet would have a civilian component worked out using the following table; and

Item

Cadet’s age

Cadet’s circumstances

Normal earnings

1

16 or over

Cadet:

   (a)  is unable to continue full‑time studies or enter the workforce as a result of the incapacity; and

   (b)  has undertaken a rehabilitation assessment; and

   (c)  any of the following:

         (i)   has undertaken a rehabilitation program;

        (ii)   is undertaking a rehabilitation program;

       (iii)   is not currently fit to undertake a rehabilitation program;

       (iv)   is assessed as not requiring a rehabilitation program

An amount determined by the Commission, having regard to the cadet’s qualifications, skills and experience

2

Any age

Any other circumstances

Nil

                (c)    assuming, for the application of section 95 of the Act, that the cadet would have an ADF component of:

                          (i)    if the person is a remunerated cadet — the total of:

                                   (A)     an amount determined by the Commission having regard to the cadet’s rate of pay; and

                                   (B)     if the cadet is also a member of the Permanent Forces or the Reserves — any normal ADF pay earned by the cadet; or

                         (ii)    in any other case — nil; and

               (d)    working out the amount that would be the cadet’s normal earnings if the cadet were an incapacitated Reservist.

         (3)   The cadet’s actual earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the cadet as an incapacitated Reservist mentioned in section 94 of the Act; and

               (b)    working out, for the application of section 101 of the Act, the cadet’s actual ADF pay; and

                (c)    working out the amount that would be the cadet’s actual earnings if the cadet were an incapacitated Reservist.

Division 3              Working out compensation for former cadets

7              Normal earnings and normal weekly hours for person who was a cadet — person engaged in paid civilian work before last ceasing to be member of Defence Force (Act s 175)

         (1)   For section 175 of the Act, this regulation applies to a person:

                (a)    who was a cadet; and

               (b)    who, for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

                (c)    who was a cadet when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

               (d)    in respect of whom the Commonwealth is liable to pay compensation under section 118 of the Act; and

                (e)    who has not chosen to receive a Special Rate Disability Pension under Part 6 of Chapter 4 of the Act; and

                (f)    who, before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force, was a person engaged in civilian work that was not casual work.

         (2)   The person’s normal earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the person as if he or she were an incapacitated person mentioned in section 152 of the Act; and

               (b)    assuming, for the application of section 153 of the Act, that the person would have an ADF component of:

                          (i)    if the person was a remunerated cadet — the total of:

                                   (A)     an amount determined by the Commission having regard to the cadet’s rate of pay; and

                                   (B)     if the cadet was a member of the Permanent Forces or the Reserves — any ADF pay earned by the cadet up to and including the date of discharge; or

                         (ii)    in any other case — nil; and

                (c)    working out the amount that would be the person’s normal earnings if the person were an incapacitated person.

         (3)   The person’s weekly hours are the number of hours that would be the person’s normal weekly hours worked out under section 158 of the Act as if the person were an incapacitated person.

         (4)   The actual earnings for a week for a person to whom this regulation applies is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were a person mentioned in section 129 of the Act:

                (a)    to whom subsection 125 (1) of the Act applies; and

               (b)    if, for subsection 130 (1) of the Act, the number of hours worked by the person exceeds the number mentioned in that subsection — to whom section 130 applies; and

                (c)    whose actual earnings are worked out in accordance with section 132 of the Act.

8              Normal earnings and normal weekly hours for person who was a cadet — person not engaged in paid civilian work, or only engaged in casual work, before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force (Act s 175)

         (1)   For section 175 of the Act, this regulation applies to a person:

                (a)    who was a cadet; and

               (b)    who, for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

                (c)    who was a cadet when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

               (d)    in respect of whom the Commonwealth is liable to pay compensation under section 118 of the Act; and

                (e)    who has not chosen to receive a Special Rate Disability Pension under Part 6 of Chapter 4 of the Act; and

                (f)    who, before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force:

                          (i)    did not have paid civilian work; or

                         (ii)    was engaged in casual work.

         (2)   The person’s normal earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the person as if he or she were an incapacitated person mentioned in section 152 of the Act; and

               (b)    assuming, for the application of section 153 of the Act, that the person would have a civilian component worked out using the following table; and

Item

Person’s age

Person’s circumstances

Normal earnings

1

16 or over

Person:

   (a)  is unable to continue full‑time studies or enter the workforce as a result of the incapacity; and

An amount determined by the Commission:

   (a)  having regard to the person’s qualifications, skills and experience; and

 

 

   (b)  has undertaken a rehabilitation assessment; and

   (c)  any of the following:

         (i)   has undertaken a rehabilitation program;

        (ii)   is undertaking a rehabilitation program;

       (iii)   is not currently fit to undertake a rehabilitation program;

       (iv)   is assessed as not requiring a rehabilitation program

   (b)  assuming that the normal weekly hours of the person are 37.5 hours

2

Any age

Any other circumstances

Nil

                (c)    assuming, for the application of section 153 of the Act, that the person would have an ADF component of:

                          (i)    if the person was a remunerated cadet — the total of:

                                   (A)     an amount determined by the Commission having regard to the cadet’s rate of pay; and

                                   (B)     if the person was also a member of the Permanent Forces or the Reserves — any normal ADF pay earned by the person; or

                         (ii)    in any other case — nil; and

               (d)    working out the amount that would be the person’s normal earnings if the person were an incapacitated person; and

                (e)    working out the number of hours that would be the person’s normal weekly hours as follows:

                          (i)    if the person’s normal weekly hours are mentioned in an item in the table — that number;

                         (ii)    in any other case — as if the person were an incapacitated person.

         (3)   The actual earnings for a week for a person to whom this regulation applies is the amount worked out by treating the person as if he or she were a person mentioned in section 129 of the Act:

                (a)    to whom subsection 125 (1) of the Act applies; and

               (b)    if, for subsection 130 (1) of the Act, the number of hours worked by the person exceeds the number mentioned in that subsection — to whom section 130 applies; and

                (c)    whose actual earnings are worked out in accordance with section 132 of the Act.

Division 4              Working out compensation for parts of weeks

9              Number of days in part of week (Act s 196)

                For paragraph (b) of the definition of number of days in subsection 196 (3) of the Act, the number of days for a cadet is worked out using the following table.

Item

Cadet’s circumstances

Number of days

1

Cadet is engaged in paid employment

The number of days the cadet normally works in a week

2

Any other circumstances

5 days

Division 5              Modification of Chapter 2 in relation to cadets

10            Modifications of Chapter 2 (Act s 439)

                For subsection 439 (1) of the Act, Chapter 2 of the Act is modified in its application to cadets as set out in Schedule 1.


 

Part 3                 Matters relating to declared members

Division 1              Working out compensation for declared members

11            Normal and actual earnings — declared member engaged in paid civilian work at time of incapacity, who is not undertaking career transition assistance (Act s 116)

         (1)   For section 116 of the Act, this regulation applies to a declared member who:

                (a)    for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

               (b)    was a declared member when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

                (c)    was engaged in paid civilian work at the time of his or her incapacity and is not undertaking a period of career transition assistance.

         (2)   The member’s normal earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the member as if he or she were an incapacitated Reservist mentioned in section 94 of the Act; and

               (b)    assuming, for the application of section 95 of the Act, that the member would have an ADF component of nil; and

                (c)    working out the amount that would be the member’s normal earnings if the member were an incapacitated Reservist.

         (3)   The member’s actual earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the member as an incapacitated Reservist mentioned in section 94 of the Act; and

               (b)    working out the amount that would be the member’s actual civilian earnings if the member were an incapacitated Reservist.

12            Normal and actual earnings — declared member not engaged in civilian work at time of incapacity and not undertaking career transition assistance (Act s 116)

         (1)   For section 116 of the Act, this regulation applies to a declared member who:

                (a)    for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

               (b)    was a declared member when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

                (c)    was not engaged in paid civilian work at the time of his or her incapacity, and is not undertaking career transition assistance.

         (2)   The member’s normal earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the member as if he or she were an incapacitated Reservist mentioned in section 94 of the Act; and

               (b)    assuming, for the application of section 95 of the Act, that the member would have a civilian component worked out using the following table.

Item

Member’s age

Member’s circumstances

Normal earnings

1

16 or over

Member:

   (a)  is unable to continue full‑time studies or enter the workforce as a result of the incapacity; and

An amount determined by the Commission, having regard to the member’s qualifications, skills and experience

 

 

   (b)  has undertaken a rehabilitation assessment; and

 

 

 

   (c)  any of the following:

         (i)   has undertaken a rehabilitation program;

        (ii)   is undertaking a rehabilitation program;

       (iii)   is not currently fit to undertake a rehabilitation program;

       (iv)   is assessed as not requiring a rehabilitation program

 

2

Any age

Any other circumstances

Nil

         (3)   The member’s actual earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the member as an incapacitated Reservist mentioned in section 94 of the Act; and

               (b)    working out the amount that would be the member’s actual civilian earnings if the member were an incapacitated Reservist.

13            Normal and actual earnings — incapacitated declared member undertaking career transition assistance (Act s 116)

         (1)   For section 116 of the Act, this regulation applies to an incapacitated declared member who:

                (a)    for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

               (b)    was a declared member when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

                (c)    was undertaking a period of career transition assistance at the time of the incapacity.

Member has not been discharged

         (2)   The normal earnings for a week for a member to whom this regulation applies, and who has not been discharged, is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were:

                (a)    a Permanent Forces member or continuous full‑time reservist mentioned in section 91 of the Act; and

               (b)    incapacitated for service.

         (3)   The actual earnings for a week for a member to whom this regulation applies, and who has not been discharged, is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were:

                (a)    a Permanent Forces member or continuous full‑time reservist mentioned in section 92 of the Act; and

               (b)    incapacitated for service.

Member has been discharged

         (4)   The normal earnings for a week for a member to whom this regulation applies, and who has been discharged, is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were a person mentioned in section 104 of the Act who was a Permanent Forces member immediately before completing his or her last period of full‑time service.

         (5)   The actual earnings for a week for a member to whom this regulation applies, and who has been discharged, is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were a person mentioned in section 105 of the Act, and who is incapacitated for service.

Note   For subregulations (4) and (5) — a person who has been discharged from the Permanent Forces or the Reserves remains a ‘declared member’ while undertaking career transition assistance.

Division 2              Working out compensation for former declared members

14            Normal and actual earnings — former declared member engaged in paid civilian work before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force, who has not undertaken career transition assistance (Act s 175)

         (1)   For section 175 of the Act, this regulation applies to a person:

                (a)    who was a declared member; and

               (b)    who, for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

                (c)    who was a declared member when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

               (d)    in respect of whom the Commonwealth is liable to pay compensation under section 118 of the Act; and

                (e)    who has not chosen to receive a Special Rate Disability Pension under Part 6 of Chapter 4 of the Act; and

                (f)    who had paid civilian work before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force.

         (2)   The person’s normal earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the person as if he or she were an incapacitated person mentioned in section 152 of the Act; and

               (b)    assuming, for the application of section 153 of the Act, that the person would have an ADF component of nil; and

                (c)    working out the amount that would be the person’s normal earnings if the person were an incapacitated person; and

               (d)    working out the number of hours that would be the person’s normal weekly hours if the person were an incapacitated person.

         (3)   The actual earnings for a week for a member to whom this regulation applies is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were a person mentioned in section 129 of the Act:

                (a)    to whom subsection 125 (1) of the Act applies; and

               (b)    if, for subsection 130 (1) of the Act, the number of hours worked by the person exceeds the number mentioned in that subsection — to whom section 130 applies; and

                (c)    whose actual earnings are worked out in accordance with section 132 of the Act.

15            Normal earnings for persons who were declared members — persons not engaged in paid civilian work before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force, who did not undertake career transition assistance (Act s 175)

         (1)   For section 175 of the Act, this regulation applies to a person:

                (a)    who was a declared member; and

               (b)    who, for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

                (c)    who was a declared member when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted; and

               (d)    in respect of whom the Commonwealth is liable to pay compensation under section 118 of the Act; and

                (e)    who has not chosen to receive a Special Rate Disability Pension under Part 6 of Chapter 4 of the Act; and

                (f)    who did not have paid civilian work before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force.

         (2)   The person’s normal earnings for a week is the amount worked out by:

                (a)    treating the person as if he or she were an incapacitated person mentioned in section 152 of the Act; and

               (b)    assuming, for the application of section 153 of the Act, that the person would have a civilian component worked out using the following table; and

Item

Person’s age

Person’s circumstances

Normal earnings

1

16 or over

Person:

   (a)  is unable to continue full‑time studies or enter the workforce as a result of the incapacity; and

   (b)  has undertaken a rehabilitation assessment; and

   (c)  any of the following:

         (i)   has undertaken a rehabilitation program;

        (ii)   is undertaking a rehabilitation program;

       (iii)   is not currently fit to undertake a rehabilitation program;

       (iv)   is assessed as not requiring a rehabilitation program

An amount determined by the Commission:

   (a)  having regard to the person’s qualifications, skills and experience; and

   (b)  assuming that the normal weekly hours of the person are 37.5 hours

2

Any age

Any other circumstances

Nil

                (c)    assuming, for the application of section 153 of the Act, that the person would have an ADF component of nil; and

               (d)    working out the amount that would be the person’s normal earnings if the person were an incapacitated person; and

                (e)    working out the number of hours that would be the person’s normal weekly hours as follows:

                          (i)    if the person’s normal weekly hours are mentioned in an item in the table — that number;

                         (ii)    in any other case — as if the person were an incapacitated person.

         (3)   The actual earnings for a week for a member to whom this regulation applies is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were a person mentioned in section 129 of the Act:

                (a)    to whom subsection 125 (1) of the Act applies; and

               (b)    if, for subsection 130 (1) of the Act, the number of hours worked by the person exceeds the number mentioned in that subsection — to whom section 130 applies; and

                (c)    whose actual earnings are worked out in accordance with section 132 of the Act.

16            Normal and actual earnings — incapacitated former declared member who undertook career transition assistance (Act s 175)

         (1)   For section 175 of the Act, this regulation applies to an incapacitated former declared member who has completed a period of career transition assistance who:

                (a)    for a week referred to in this regulation, was incapacitated for either or both service or work as a result of a service injury or disease; and

               (b)    was a declared member when the service injury was sustained or the service disease was contracted.

         (2)   The normal earnings for a week for a member to whom this regulation applies is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were a person mentioned in section 141 of the Act who was a Permanent Forces member immediately before last ceasing to be a member of the Defence Force.

         (3)   The actual earnings for a week for a member to whom this regulation applies is the amount worked out by treating the member as if he or she were a person mentioned in section 129 of the Act:

                (a)    to whom subsection 125 (1) of the Act applies; and

               (b)    if, for subsection 130 (1) of the Act, the number of hours worked by the person exceeds the number mentioned in that subsection — to whom section 130 applies; and

                (c)    whose actual earnings are worked out in accordance with section 132 of the Act.

Division 3              Working out compensation for parts of weeks

17            Working out compensation for parts of weeks for declared members (Act s 196)

                For paragraph (b) of the definition of number of days in subsection 196 (3) of the Act, the number of days for a declared member is worked out using the following table.

Item

Member’s circumstances

Number of days

1

Member on career transition assistance

5 days

2

Member is engaged in paid employment, and item 1 does not apply

The number of days the member normally works in a week

3

Any other circumstances

5 days


 

Part 4                 Review by the Board of original determinations

  

18            Application of the Veterans’ Entitlements Regulations 1986

         (1)   For section 353 of the Act, regulations 2, 8A to 9AL, 9AN, 10 and 12 and Form 3 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Regulations 1986 apply, to the extent that they are regulations made for the purposes of the applied provisions specified in section 353, for the purposes of a review by the Board under Chapter 8, Part 4 of the Act.

         (2)   The regulations apply subject to the modifications set out in the following table.

Item

Provision

Modification

1

Subregulation 9 (1), definition of attendant, paragraph (c)

A reference to the Commission has effect as a reference to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

2

Subregulations 9 (3), (4) and (5)

A reference to the Commission has effect as a reference to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

3

Subregulation 9 (16)

A reference to a veteran or a dependant of a deceased veteran has effect as a reference to a claimant

4

Paragraph 9 (17) (a)

A reference to a veteran or a dependant has effect as a reference to a claimant

5

Subregulation 9 (18), excluding the examples

A reference to a veteran or a dependant of a deceased veteran has effect as a reference to a claimant

6

Subregulation 9 (18), the examples

A reference to a veteran has effect as a reference to a claimant who is a member or former member

7

Paragraph 9AD (a)

A reference to the Commission has effect as a reference to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

8

Regulations 9AE, 9AF, 9AG, 9AH, 9AI, 9AJ, 9AK and 9AL

A reference to the Commission has effect as a reference to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

9

Schedule 1, Form 3

After ‘VETERANS’ ENTITLEMENTS REGULATIONS’ insert ‘, as applied under regulation 15 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2004

Omit ‘a decision of the Repatriation Commission’ and insert ‘an original determination under Part 4 of Chapter 8 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

Omit ‘Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986’ and insert ‘Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, as applied under section 353 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004,’


 

Part 5                 Indexation of certain pay and earnings

19            Indexation of pre‑CFTS pay and civilian daily earnings

         (1)   For paragraph 182 (1) (a) of the Act, the index for section 182 of the Act is Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, contained in 6345.0 Wage Cost Index, Australia, published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and as in force from time to time.

         (2)   For paragraph 182 (1) (b) of the Act, the manner of working out an increase in the amount of a person’s pre‑CFTS pay or civilian daily earnings is:

                (a)    to assume that the pre‑CFTS pay or civilian daily earnings is a dollar amount to be indexed under subsection 404 (1) of the Act; and

               (b)    to treat the December index number mentioned in section 404 of the Act as the value for ‘December’ in the tables of the index set out in subregulation (1) under the headings ‘Sector’, ‘Original’ and ‘All Sectors’.

20            Indexation of $100 in ADF pay

         (1)   For paragraph 183 (1) (a) of the Act, the index for section 183 of the Act is created by:

                (a)    treating a base amount of 100 as being in effect on 31 December 2001; and

               (b)    applying to the base amount the percentage increases required in each subsequent calendar year in accordance with the ADF Workplace Remuneration Agreement.

         (2)   For paragraph 183 (1) (b) of the Act, the manner of working out the increase in an amount of $100 mentioned in that paragraph is:

                (a)    for the year ending on 31 December 2002 — to multiply the amount of $100 by the value of 104.55, and divide the result by 100; and

               (b)    for the year ending on 31 December 2003 — to multiply the amount of $100 by the value of 107.69, and divide the result by 100; and

                (c)    for each subsequent calendar year — to multiply the amount of $100 by the value of the index set out in subregulation (1) on 31 December in that year, and divide the result by 100.

Note   The values mentioned in paragraphs (2) (a) and (b) are the values for 2002 and 2003 worked out using the index set out in subregulation (1).

Part 6                 Miscellaneous

21            Provision of Information by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

         (1)   For item 3 of the table in subsection 409 (2) of the Act, the purposes mentioned in an item in the following table are specified for the person or agency specified in the item.

 

Item

Person or agency

Purpose

1

   (a)  An employee of the Defence Department; or

   (b)  A contractor of the Defence Department; or

   (c)  A service chief

   (a)  Monitoring or reporting of the Defence Force’s Occupational Health and Safety performance; or

   (b)  Monitoring the cost to the Commonwealth of a service injury or a service disease

2

   (a)  An employee of Centrelink; or

   (b)  A contractor of Centrelink

   (a)  Administering the social security law; or

   (b)  Giving information relevant to the administration of concessions provided, on the basis of receipt of compensation under the Act, by:

         (i)   State, Territory or local government authorities; or

        (ii)   organisations prescribed for regulation 9 of the Privacy (Private Sector) Regulations 2001

         (2)   In this regulation:

social security law has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

Note   Defence Department, Defence Force, service chief, service disease and service injury are defined in section 5 of the Act.


Schedule 1        Modifications of Chapter 2 of the Act in relation to cadets

(regulation 10)

  

1              After subsection 32 (5)

insert

         (6)   This section does not apply to a serious default or wilful act of a cadet under 16.

2              After subsection 34 (4)

insert

         (5)   This section does not apply to a wilful and false representation of a cadet under 16.

3              After subsection 35 (5)

insert

         (6)   Subsections (3), (4) and (5) do not apply to a cadet who, at the time of the injury, disease, death, aggravation or material contribution, was:

                (a)    under 18; and

               (b)    under the supervision of a parent of the cadet, or a responsible adult.


Notes to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2004

Note 1

The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2004 (in force under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 2004 No. 156 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Year and
number

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

2004 No. 156

25 June 2004

1 July 2004

 

2004 No. 350

8 Dec 2004

1 July 2004

2006 No. 83

27 Apr 2006 (see F2006L01219)

28 Apr 2006

2006 No. 336

15 Dec 2006 (see F2006L03946)

16 Dec 2006

2009 No. 283

4 Nov 2009 (see F2009L03995)

5 Nov 2009

2009 No. 299

17 Nov 2009 (see F2009L04139)

18 Nov 2009

 

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Part 2

 

Division 2

 

R. 6.........................................

am. 2009 No. 299

Division 3

 

R. 8.........................................

am. 2009 No. 299

Part 3

 

Division 1

 

R. 12.......................................

am. 2009 No. 299

Division 2

 

R. 15.......................................

am. 2009 No. 299

Part 5

 

Part 5......................................

ad. 2004 No. 350

R. 19.......................................

ad. 2004 No. 350

R. 20.......................................

ad. 2004 No. 350

Part 6

 

Part 6......................................

ad. 2006 No. 83

R. 21.......................................

ad. 2006 No. 83

 

am. 2006 No. 336; 2009 No. 283