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Child supplement allowance helps with extra costs of maintaining a child who is a dependant at the overseas posting location.
This Division applies to a member who has at least one child who is a dependant.
A member's period of eligibility for child supplement allowance begins on the later of the following dates.
The date the member's posting period overseas begins.
The date the child who is a dependant starts living with the member at the overseas posting location.
A member's eligibility for child supplement allowance ends on the earlier of the following dates.
The date the member's posting period overseas ends.
Four weeks after the day the child stops living with the member at the overseas posting location.
A member is eligible for a fortnightly payment of child supplement allowance for each child who is a dependant.
Child supplement allowance is worked out using the following formula.
|A||=||The base rate for the child's age or if more than one child the sum of the base rate for each child.
The base rate is:
|B||=||The post index for the member's posting location.|
Example: A member has a two year old child and a six year old child who are both dependants. The post index for the member's posting location is 133.6. The following table shows how to work out the amount of allowance.
|1.||Add the two base rates that apply for each child.
AUD 287 + AUD 221 = AUD 508
|2.||Multiply the result of Step 1 by the post index divided by 100.
AUD 508 x 133.6 ÷ 100 = AUD 678.69
|3.||The member will receive AUD 678.69 in their next pay.|
See: Chatper 12 Part 3 section 12.3.14A, Post index
The dual Commonwealth benefit rule applies to this allowance.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.