Trainee's dependant allowance supplements a trainee's salary when they are supporting one or more eligible dependants.
This table outlines the definition used in this Division.
|Term||Definition in this Division|
This Division applies to a trainee in the Permanent Forces whose salary is less than the salary of a Private in Pay Grade 1.
Related Information: For the salary of a Private in Pay Grade 1, see Schedule B.12 to DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries.
Note: In the total workforce model, a member of the Permanent Forces may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7.
See: DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries, Schedule B.12, Other rank salary rates
This Division does not apply if any of these criteria are met.
If the trainee's eligible dependant has an income of $34,980.40 or more in a financial year.
The trainee is not entitled to salary.
The member is on Reserve service.
Note: In the total workforce model, a member on Reserve service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member on Service option C is not a member on Reserve service.
The rate of trainee's dependant allowance is the difference between their rate of salary and the annual rate of salary for a Private in Pay Grade 1.
Trainee's dependant allowance is paid fortnightly based on the annual amount.
If the trainee is on a flexible service determination, the trainee is to be paid trainee's dependant allowance on a pro rata basis as calculated under section 3.2.7.
If the trainee's dependant is a member and is also eligible for the trainee's dependant allowance, they will share the allowance.
This table describes the rates under dual entitlement.
|Item||If the trainee and dependant have...||the rate for each is...|
|1.||the same rate of salary||half the difference between their individual rate and the salary of a Private in Pay Grade 1.|
|2.||different rates of salary||half the difference between the lower individual rate and the salary of a Private in Pay Grade 1.|
Application to Reservists: No.
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