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Division B.8: Submarine escape disability allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

B.8.1 Purpose

Submarine escape disability allowance compensates ADF members for the disabilities involved with submarine escape training.

B.8.2 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Division.

Definitions
Term Definition
submarine escape training instructor Means a member who holds the qualification to be a submarine escape training instructor.
training facility Means the Submarine Escape Training Facility at HMAS Stirling or a similar facility used by the ADF for the purpose of conducting submarine escape training.

B.8.3 Member this allowance applies to

Submarine escape disability allowance may apply to members of the Permanent Forces and Reserves who perform submarine escape training activities or underwater ascents.

B.8.4 Conditions for eligibility

  1. Any member who meets the circumstances set out in either paragraphs a. or b. is eligible for submarine escape disability allowance.

    1. The member is in both the following circumstances.

      1. The member is posted to a training facility.

      2. The member is undertaking training to become a submarine escape training instructor.

    2. The member is in both the following circumstances.

      1. The member is attending a course in submarine escape procedures.

      2. The member is required to undertake an underwater ascent at the training facility.

      Exception: A member posted to a seagoing submarine.

  2. A member is eligible for submarine escape disability allowance if they are in either of the following circumstances.

    1. The member is a submarine escape training instructor posted to a training facility.

    2. The member is a submarine escape training assistant instructor posted to a training facility.

  3. A member who makes an underwater ascent in the open sea is eligible for submarine escape disability allowance.

B.8.5 Annual rate of allowance

The eligible member is to be paid the rate of submarine escape disability allowance as set out in the following table.

Annual rate of allowance
Item A member on continuous full-time service who has met the conditions of eligibility under... is to be paid...
1. paragraph B.8.4.1.a the annual rate listed for item 5, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
2. subsection B.8.4.2

B.8.6 Daily rate of allowance

The eligible member is to be paid the rate of submarine escape disability allowance as set out in the following table.

Daily rate of allowance
Item A member on... who has met the conditioins of eligibility under... is to be paid...
1. continuous full-time service paragraph B.8.4.1.b the daily rate listed for item 10, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
2. subsection B.8.4.3 the daily rate listed for items 2 and 3, table 2 in Part F of this Determination.
3. Reserve service paragraph B.8.4.1.a the daily rate listed for item 10, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
4. subsection B.8.4.2
5. subsection B.8.4.3 the daily rate listed for items 2 and 3, table 2 in Part F of this Determination.

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.

B.8.7 Interactions with other allowances

Other allowances may not permit payment of this allowance for the same period.

See:
Division B.6, Diving allowance
Division B.7, Flying disability allowance
Division B.12, Special Forces disability allowance
Division B.14, Clearance diver allowance

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances approved by the Tribunal.



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