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Division 1: Trainee's dependant allowance

4.8.3 Purpose

Trainee's dependant allowance supplements a trainee's salary when they are supporting one or more eligible dependants.

4.8.4 Definition

This table outlines the definition used in this Division.

Definition
Term Definition in this Division
Eligible dependant
  1. The trainee's dependant, or
  2. Another person who is:
    • under 16 years old, and
    • living with the trainee, and
    • wholly or substantially dependent on the trainee.

4.8.5 Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to a trainee in the Permanent Forces whose salary is less than the salary of a Private in Pay Grade 1.

Related Information: For the salary of a Private in Pay Grade 1, see Schedule B.12 to DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries.

Note: In the total workforce model, a member of the Permanent Forces may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7.

See: DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries, Schedule B.12, Other rank salary rates

4.8.6 When this Division does not apply

This Division does not apply if any of these criteria are met.

  1. If the trainee's eligible dependant has an income of $34,980.40 or more in a financial year.

  2. The trainee is not entitled to salary.

  3. The member is on Reserve service.

  4. 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.

4.8.7 Rate of benefit

  1. The rate of trainee's dependant allowance is the difference between their rate of salary and the annual rate of salary for a Private in Pay Grade 1.

    See:DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries
    Schedule B.12, Other rank salary rates
    Schedule B.13, Trainee salary rates

  2. Trainee's dependant allowance is paid fortnightly based on the annual amount.

4.8.8 Dual entitlement

  1. If the trainee's dependant is a member and is also eligible for the trainee's dependant allowance, they will share the allowance.

  2. This table describes the rates under dual entitlement.

    Rates under dual entitlement
    Item If the trainee and dependant have... the rate for each is...
    1. the same rate of salary half the difference between their individual rate and the salary of a Private in Pay Grade 1.
    2. different rates of salary half the difference between the lower individual rate and the salary of a Private in Pay Grade 1.

Application to Reservists: No.



Forms

Copies of forms are available on the webforms system or through the Defence Service Centre.

  • AD298, Trainee's dependant allowance

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