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ADF Member's Guide

Health support allowance – reserves

You may get health support allowance to keep your health levels at the required standard.

Who can get health support allowance?

You may get health support allowance if you:

  • are a member of the Reserves on Reserve service
  • serve 20 days of Reserve service during a financial year, and
  • don’t get the High Readiness Reserve health support allowance in the same year.

You must:

  • have signed an agreement to perform the requirements, and
  • have an appropriate health insurance.

You may get High Readiness Reserve health support allowance if you:

  • are a member of the High Readiness Active Reserve, or
  • are a member of the High Readiness Specialist Reserve.

You must:

  • have signed an agreement to perform the requirements, and
  • have an appropriate health insurance.

What do I have to do to get health support allowance?

To get health support allowance you must:

  • make an annual health declaration in writing
  • provide any required information, and
  • provide any required documentation.

You may get an annual allowance.

Can I apply for Health Support Allowance retrospectively?

You may apply for Health Support Allowance retrospectively. You have to meet the eligibility criteria of the period you apply for to receive the allowance. The criteria may vary.

For example, from 21 December 2006 until the 21 June 2012, you had to undergo an ADF medical assessment or get a waiver from your CO at that time. From 22 June 2012 onwards, you submit an annual health declaration in writing.

More information about this allowance and specific amounts can be found in Chapter 4 Part 9 Division 3.

More information on periods for retrospectivity can be found in the following determinations:

Year Determination
2006

Health support allowance and additional risk insurance
Navy completion bonus and health support allowance
Health support allowance – Reserves

2011

Reserve annual health declaration – amendment

2012

Reserve health support – amendment
Reserve health support - amendment

2017

Health support allowance - amendment


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.



Who do I contact

Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

YourCustomer.Service@defence.gov.au


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