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 2023. Rates should be checked with DVA for any changes after that date.

Permanent Impairment (DRCA)

Maximum non economic loss lump sum - $82,823.06

Maximum lump sum - $220,861.39

Incapacity payment (DRCA)

First 45 weeks - 100% of normal earnings

Subsequently - 75% of normal earnings

Lump sum redemption level - $138.09

Financial advice compensation (Defence Act)

Maximum - $1,990.52

Severe Injury Adjustment (Defence Act)

Maximum - $94,404.35

Additional amount for each dependent child - $100,143.27

Household services (DRCA)

Maximum per week - $552.12

Attendant Care services (DRCA)

Maximum per week - $552.12

Compensation following death for dependants

Maximum lump sum (DRCA) - $617,130.59

Additional Death Benefit (Defence Act) - $68,132.07

Dependent child

Compensation following death lump sum (Defence Act) - $100,143.27

Compensation following death weekly payment (DRCA) - $169.72

Funeral Expenses (DRCA)

Maximum - $14,062.53

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