Compensation payment rates for MRCA

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This page provides the current rates of compensation benefits that may be payable under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).

This information is current from 1 July 2021 to 19 September 2021.

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Permanent Impairment

Maximum weekly benefit - $363.09

Payments may be taken as a lump sum calculated according to age.

*Note: Energy Supplement may also be payable.

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Benefits for incapacity for work

First 45 weeks after discharge 100% of normal earnings
Subsequently 75% of normal earnings
Lump sum redemption level $233.68
Remuneration loading for discharged members $171.20
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Up to - $2,757.08

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Special Rate Disability Pension

Maximum per week (before offsets apply) - $732.35

*Note: This rate includes Energy Supplement.

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Household services

Maximum per week - $514.12

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Attendant Care services

Maximum per week - $514.12

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Wholly dependent partners

Weekly compensation following death - $484.45

*Note: This rate includes Energy Supplement.

*Note: May be converted to a lump sum equivalent based on age.

Maximum additional compensation lump sum - $155,789.79

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Eligible young persons

Lump sum compensation following death $93,473.87
Periodic weekly compensation payment following death $155.47
Lump sum payable on maximum impairment of member $93,473.87
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Other Dependants

Maximum lump sum compensation following death per person - $93,473.87

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Education Allowance for eligible young persons

Primary students (per year) $280.40

Secondary and tertiary students (fortnightly rate)

Age At Home Living away from home Homeless
Under 16 $58.10 $444.20 $519.50
16 - 17 $307.10 $519.50 $519.50
18 & over $359.20 $519.50 $519.50

*Note: These rates include Energy Supplement.

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Income Support Bonus

Secondary and tertiary students 16 years of age and over (twice a year) - $120.70

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Student Start-up and Relocation Scholarships

Student Start-up Scholarship (per year) $2,188.00

*Note: It is paid in two instalments of $1,094.00 per 6 month period.

Relocation Scholarship (per year)

Students in their first year of study while living away from home $4,626.00
Second and third years living away from home $2,314.00
Each year thereafter $1,156.00
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Funeral Expenses

Maximum - $12,603.88

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MRCA Supplement

Maximum per fortnight - $12.40

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Energy Supplement

An Energy Supplement is an ongoing fortnightly payment paid with compensation and income support payments. The rate varies according to the payment type.

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