Overview of benefits and services you may receive

Last updated: 
20 January 2020

This page provides an overview of the benefits and services available to eligible F-111 deseal/reseal and other fuel tank maintenance workers, family members and other personnel who worked at RAAF Base Amberley at the time of the F-111 deseal/reseal programs.

Who is an F-111 deseal/reseal or other fuel tank maintenance worker?

For the purposes of receiving health care, compensation, counselling and, in some circumstances, an ex-gratia payment, an F-111 deseal/reseal or other fuel tank maintenance worker is someone who has received a Tier 1, 2 or 3 classification.

Tier classification is a rating that reflects a worker's level of involvement in F-111 fuel tank maintenance activities. Classification is based on Tier definitions developed by the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). The definitions specify the exact types of fuel tank maintenance work, associated tasks and duration required to meet Tier 1, 2 or 3 classification.

Who is a family member or other personnel who worked at RAAF Base Amberley?

For the purposes of receiving access to Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling, a 'family member' generally includes the partners and children of SHOAMP Health Care Scheme Group 1 participants (that is, Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 classified workers).

Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling services are also available to other service personnel and civilian employees who are not covered by the Group 1 definition, but who were employed at RAAF Base Amberley during the F-111 deseal/reseal programs - the 1st and 2nd deseal/reseal programs 1977-82 and 1991-93; the spray seal program 1996-99; and the wings deseal/reseal program 1985-92.

Benefits and services for F-111 workers, family members and other personnel who worked at RAAF Base Amberley

The benefits and services available to Tier 1, 2 or 3 participants, as well as family members and other personnel who were working at RAAF Base Amberley at the time of the F-111 deseal/reseal programs, are outlined in the table on the following page.

Benefits and services available to F-111 workers, family members and other personnel who were working at RAAF Base Amberley at the time of the F-111 deseal/reseal programs:

  Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Family members of F-111 personnel Other workers at RAAF Base Amberley Page reference
Benefits and services available to F-111 workers, family members and other personnel.
Ex-gratia lump sum payment $40,000 Y         F111-02, F111-05
Ex-gratia lump sum payment $10,000   Y       F111-02, F111-05
Access to compensation under subsection 7(2) of DRCA Y Y Y     F111-04
SHOAMP Health Care Scheme, Group 1 status Y Y Y     F111-07
SHOAMP Health Care Scheme, Group 2 status       Y Y F111-07
Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling services Y Y Y Y Y F111-07
Better Health Program - screening and disease prevention information Y Y Y     F111-09

More Information

WorkCover Queensland

Phone: 1300362128

Comcare

Phone: 1300366979

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Phone 1300 362 072

Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Phone: 1800 011 046 *

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