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ADF Member's Guide

Submarine capability assurance payment

Submarine capability assurance payment encourages you to continue as a submariner. It also encourages others to join the submarine workforce.

Who can get submarine capability assurance payment?

You may get submarine capability assurance payment if you are a member of the:

  • Permanent Forces, or
  • Reserves on continuous full-time service.

When can I get submarine capability assurance payment?

You may get submarine capability assurance payment if you:

  • hold a submarine sea qualification, and
  • meet submarine proficiency levels 1, 2 or 3, and
  • aren't part of another bonus scheme related to submarine capability.

You may get either an annual rate or a pro-rata rate of allowance.

When can I get a pro rata allowance?

You may get a pro rata allowance for effective service.

You or your legal personal representative may get a pro-rata allowance for effective service if:

  • you die
  • you reach compulsory retirement age
  • you are terminated on medical grounds, or
  • you resign for compassionate reasons.

What does effective service mean?

Effective service means it is paid, continuous full-time service. Some types of leave may affect the period of effective service. This includes:

  • part-time leave without pay
  • leave at half pay
  • leave without pay
  • maternity leave without pay
  • absent without leave
  • service for another bonus payment
  • imprisonment, detention, suspension from duty without pay
  • superannuation further service, and
  • Return of Service obligation.

When can't I get submarine capability assurance payment?

You can't get submarine capability assurance payment if you:

  • no longer hold the required qualifications and/or proficiency
  • resign from the Permanent Forces
  • transfer to the Reserves on Reserve service, or
  • choose to start training to transfer outside of submarine capability.

Can I get other allowances at the same time?

If you get the submarine capability assurance payment, you may get other allowances at the same time.

More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part D Division 1.

More information about the rates can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part F.


Important information

As the name suggests, this Member's Guide is designed as a guide to help you understand how your pay and conditions work. It is not a legal document. Therefore, if there is any conflict between the Member's Guide and Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of Service (and the Determinations made by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal), as compiled in PACMAN, PACMAN is the authority.

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Who do I contact

Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

YourCustomer.Service@defence.gov.au


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