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Division C.1: Maritime sustainability allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

C.1.1 Purpose

Maritime sustainability allowance is intended to encourage members to return to sea.

C.1.2 Member this allowance applies to

Maritime sustainability allowance applies to member of the Permanent Forces and Reserves who are eligible for maritime disability allowance.

Exception: A member in a position in the Amphibious Ready Element is not eligible for this allowance.

C.1.3 Accrual of sea service

  1. For the purpose of eligibility under this Division, a member's sea service is aggregated in accordance with the following table.

  2. Accrual of sea service
    Item For any period when this rate of maritime disability allowance is payable... for this period... it counts as this much sea service...
    1. an annual rate of maritime disability allowance each 12 months completed in the posting one year.
    any day in a period of less than 12 months in the posting one day.
    2. a daily rate of maritime disability allowance under subsection B.9.6.2 100 days or more in a calendar year one year.
    any one day, up to 99 days in a calendar year 3.65 days.
    3. a daily rate of maritime disability allowance under subsection B.9.6.1 any day in a calendar year one day.
  3. The CDF may decide that a period of naval sea service in another defence force is to count towards the member's aggregated sea service for the purpose of eligibility for this allowance.

  4. Any cumulative sea service accrued under any of the following previous allowances before the date they were repealed, can be counted towards the member's accrued sea service under this Division.

    1. DFRT Determination No. 1 of 1996, Seagoing Allowance.

    2. DFRT Determination No. 10 of 1996, Hard Lying Allowance.

    3. DFRT Determination No. 14 of 2008, Submarine Service Allowance.

    4. Note: Members are not eligible to accrue sea service during a posting to the Amphibious Ready Element because this Division does not apply to them.

C.1.4 Conditions for eligibility

A member who has three years or more of sea service is eligible for maritime sustainability allowance for the same period in which the member is entitled to a rate of maritime disability allowance under either of the following.

  1. Section B.9.5.

  2. Section B.9.6.

  3. See: Part B Division B.9, Maritime disability allowance

C.1.5 Annual rates of allowance

A member who is eligible under subsection C.1.4.a is to be paid the annual rate of maritime sustainability allowance as set out in the following table.

Annual rate of allowance
Item A member who has accrued this total period of sea service... is to be paid...
1. 3 years but less than 6 years the annual rate listed for item 17, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
See: Part F, Allowance rates
2. 6 years but less than 11 years the annual rate listed for item 18, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
3. 11 years or more the annual rate listed for item 19, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.

C.1.6 Daily rates of allowance

A member who is eligible under subsection C.1.4.b is to be paid the daily rate of maritime sustainability allowance as set out in the following table

Daily rate of allowance
Item A member who has accrued this total period of sea service... is to be paid...
1. 3 years but less than 6 years the daily rate listed for item 20, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
2. 6 years but less than 11 years the daily rate listed for item 21, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
3. 11 years or more the daily rate listed for item 22, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.

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



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