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Administration of the MRCA and DRCA

The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) provides a comprehensive range of compensation and rehabilitation for injured and ill Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and former members, including:

  • payments for medical treatment
  • income replacement for periods of incapacity for work
  • compensation for permanent impairment
  • payment for rehabilitation programs
  • compensation and support following the death of a member or former member

Section 384 of the MRCA allows the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) to delegate its functions or powers under that Act to individual members of the MRCC, staff assisting the MRCC, certain employees under the Public Service Act 1999, members of the ADF, and a consultant to the MRCC or an employee of that consultant.

Section 152 of the Transitional Act allows the MRCC to delegate its powers and functions under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 (DRCA) to the group of persons specified in section 384 of the MRCA.

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