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Division 5: Child reunion allowance – member posted before 1 July 2017

15.2.23 Purpose

Child reunion allowance helps members with these costs.

  1. Maintaining communication with children who live elsewhere.

  2. Having their children visit them at the posting location.

15.2.24 Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to a member posted before 1 July 2017 and has at least one child who is a dependant.

Note: For definition of member posted before 1 July 2017, see Chapter 12 Part 3 section 12.3.9A.

15.2.25 Member this Division does not apply to

This Division does not apply to a member in respect of a child for whom the member is receiving child allowance.

See: Division 4, Child allowance

15.2.26 Eligibility – child reunion allowance

A member is eligible for child reunion allowance for the posting period, for each dependent child who lives away from the posting location. This is only if the child is also eligible for at least one reunion visit each year.

15.2.27 Working out child reunion allowance

This table shows how to work out the rate of child reunion allowance for a child.

Calculation of allowance
Step Action
1. Work out the rate of child allowance that would apply to the child.
See: Division 4 section 15.2.21, Working out child allowance
2. Multiply the rate from step 1 by 75%.

Example: A member is eligible for child reunion allowance for a dependent child who attends school in Australia. The child is 13 years old. The annual rate of child allowance would be AUD 4,428.90. The annual rate of child reunion allowance is 75% of that rate, or AUD 3,321.68.

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




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