Compensation payment rates for DRCA and the Defence Act

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This page provides the current rates of compensation benefits that may be payable under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 (DRCA) and the Defence Act 1903.

Note: All rates of compensation in this page are current from 1 July 2021. Rates should be checked with DVA for any changes after that date.

Permanent Impairment (DRCA)

Maximum non economic loss lump sum - $74,232.18

Maximum lump sum - $197,952.37

Incapacity payment (DRCA)

First 45 weeks - 100% of normal earnings

Subsequently - 75% of normal earnings

Lump sum redemption level - $123.77

Financial advice compensation (Defence Act)

Maximum - $1,784.05

Severe Injury Adjustment (Defence Act)

Maximum - $84,612.18

Additional amount for each dependent child - $94,672.88

Household services (DRCA)

Maximum per week - $494.85

Attendant Care services (DRCA)

Maximum per week - $494.85

Compensation following death for dependants

Maximum lump sum (DRCA) - $583,419.44

Additional Death Benefit (Defence Act) - $64,410.31

Dependent child

Compensation following death lump sum (Defence Act) - $94,672.88

Compensation following death weekly payment (DRCA) - $160.45

Funeral Expenses (DRCA)

Maximum - $12,603.88

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