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Division B.7: Flying disability allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

B.7.1 Purpose

Flying disability allowance recognises the disabilities associated with military flying and flight duties.

B.7.2 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Division.

Definitions
Term Definitions
Designated flying position Means either of the following types of positions.
a. A position designated as a flying position in the ADF.
b. A position with flying as a significant part of its primary duties, certified by CDF.
Flight duties Means duties performed aboard a Service aircraft for the purposes of the operation on which the aircraft is engaged.
Exception: Parachute duties are not flight duties for the purpose of this allowance.
Service aircraft

Includes any of the following.
a. A commercial aircraft chartered or leased by the Commonwealth.
b. A foreign military aircraft.

Exception: Simulators and remotely operated aviation assets are not Service aircraft for the purpose of this allowance.

Persons who can make the decision under section B.7.2, definition of designated flying position , on behalf of the CDF:
Commander Fleet Air Arm
Director of Plans – Army
Director General Personnel – Air Force

B.7.3 Member this allowance applies to

Flying disability allowance may only apply to a member of the Permanent Forces or Reserves who is liable to perform flight duties.

B.7.4 Member this allowance does not apply to

Flying disability allowance does not apply to a member who is only a passenger aboard a Service aircraft.

B.7.5 Conditions for eligibility – member on continuous full-time service

A member performing a period of continuous full-time service is eligible for flying disability allowance if they are in any of the following circumstances.

  1. The member meets both of the following.

    1. The member is posted to a designated flying position or deployed to fly on operations.

    2. The member is qualified and reasonably expected to fly in that position for the duration of the posting or the member is qualified and reasonably expected to fly for the duration of the deployment.

  2. The member is undergoing flying training.

  3. The member performs flight duties on a Service aircraft.

  4. The member is on standby to fly on search and rescue duties.

B.7.6 Conditions for eligibility – member on Reserve service

A member performing a period of Reserve service may be eligible for flying disability allowance on a day if they are in any of the following circumstances.

  1. The member performs flight duties on a Service aircraft.

  2. The member is on standby to fly on search and rescue duties.

  3. The member meets both of the following.

    1. The member is posted to a designated flying position.

    2. The member is qualified and reasonably expected to fly in that position for the duration of the posting.

    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.7.7 Annual rate of allowance

A member who is eligible under paragraph B.7.5.a or b. is to be paid the annual rate listed for item 8, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.

See: Part F, Allowance rates

B.7.8 Daily rate of allowance

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

Daily rate of allowance
Item A member who has met the conditions of eligibility under... is to be paid...
1. paragraph B.7.5.c the daily rate listed for item 9, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
2. paragraph B.7.5.d
3. section B.7.6

B.7.9 Interactions with other allowances

  1. A member who is eligible for flying disability allowance and submarine escape disability allowance for the same period is to be paid only the relevant rate of flying disability allowance for the period.

  2. Other allowances may not permit payment of flying disability allowance for the same period.

  3. See:
    Division B.12, Special Forces disability allowance
    Division B.16, Paratrooper allowance

  4. ...

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



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