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 2024. Rates should be checked with DVA for any changes after that date.

Permanent Impairment (DRCA)

Maximum non economic loss lump sum - $86,218.80

Maximum lump sum - $229,916.71

Incapacity payment (DRCA)

First 45 weeks - 100% of normal earnings

Subsequently - 75% of normal earnings

Lump sum redemption level - $143.75

Financial advice compensation (Defence Act)

Maximum - $2,072.13

Severe Injury Adjustment (Defence Act)

Maximum - $98,274.93

Additional amount for each dependent child - $104,449.43

Household services (DRCA)

Maximum per week - $574.76

Attendant Care services (DRCA)

Maximum per week - $574.76

Compensation following death for dependants

Maximum lump sum (DRCA) - $643,667.21

Additional Death Benefit (Defence Act) - $71,061.75

Dependent child

Compensation following death lump sum (Defence Act) - $104,449.43

Compensation following death weekly payment (DRCA) - $177.02

Funeral Expenses (DRCA)

Maximum - $14,639.09

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