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Division 1: Eligible persons

15.5.4 Eligible person

  1. To qualify for benefits under this Part, an eligible person must be a dependant of an ADF member.

    See: Chapter 12 Part 3 section 12.3.5, Dependant

  2. For this Part, the definition of dependant in section 12.3.5 is taken to include the following.

    1. A dependent who is less than 21 years old. They need not live with the member for a minimum time at the posting location to be regarded as a dependent.

    2. Any dependant recognised under section 1.3.84 as a dependant with special needs.

      See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.84, Dependant with special needs

  3. An eligible person must be certified as fit to live at the posting location.

    See: Chapter 14 Part 2 Division 1, Pre-departure certificates of fitness

15.5.5 Period of eligibility

  1. The period of eligibility for costs outlined in this Part is as follows.

    1. The return travel of the eligible person to the posting location.

    2. The period during which the eligible person lives with the member overseas and the member is eligible for the overseas living allowances.

      See: Part 2, Overseas living allowances

    3. Any other special circumstances approved by the CDF.

      Example: Reunion visits.

  2. If a member is not eligible for the overseas living allowances for a period, they are not eligible for benefits outlined in this Part for that period.

    Example: This section would not apply to an eligible person who takes a six-week holiday after the end of the member's posting, if the overseas living allowances were not payable.

Persons who can make the decision under paragraph 15.5.5.1.c on behalf of the Secretary/CDF:
Senior ADF Representative at the overseas post
A person who is authorised to manage Defence personnel administration at the overseas post and is not below WO2(E)/APS 5.
A person working in the Pay and Administration Centre – Victoria who is authorised to manage Defence pay and administration at overseas posts and is not below WO2(E)/APS 5.
Director of Attaché and Overseas Management

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.




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