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The Defence Asbestos Exposure Evaluation Scheme (DAEES) was developed as a result of the Report of the Independent Review of Asbestos in Defence (Enfield Report) in 1991. The report recommended that Defence develop a unified asbestos management policy, which would allow specified individuals to take part in medical consultations and counsel ling and to apply for compensation claims.
The DAEES is open to current and former employees of the Department of Defence (DoD), Australian Defence Force (ADF) cadets, and former ADF employees who suspect that they have been exposed to asbestos as a result of their employment with Defence, for example Dummy Charge Bags.
Current employees of the Department of Defence who think that they have been exposed to asbestos should submit a Defence WHS Incident Report via WHS-ISS (Incident Self Service) available via PMKeyS Self Service. Serving ADF employees who have been or think that they may have been exposed to asbestos are encouraged to contact their local ADF Health Services. They will receive asbestos exposure evaluation and counselling accordingly. Persons wishing to take part in the DAEES are to call 1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362) to register their details and gain further information.
Serving ADF employees who have been or think that they may have been exposed to asbestos are encouraged to contact their local ADF Health Services. They will receive asbestos exposure evaluation and counselling accordingly.
Persons wishing to take part in the DAEES are to call 1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362) to register their details and gain further information.
When you register with the DAEES you will be sent a letter providing details of how to arrange an assessment with Medibank Health Solutions (MHS). The process is:
The DAEES or DEES has the provision to reimburse ex-serving Defence members if you travel more than 50km by vehicle to the closest MHS assessment center from your place of residence.
Information sheet: reimbursement for DAEES travel (PDF).
Travelling by other means
If you travel by other means your circumstances will be evaluated and you may receive a component of the expense incurred.
The DAEES/DEES program does not cover accommodation. If your closest MHS assessment center requires an overnight stay you may submit a claim for assessment and a decision will be made for possible reimbursement outside the DAEES/DEES program.
Information to provide
The following information is required to be provided to enable your travel reimbursement to be processed:
Where do I send my reimbursement for travel?
Applications for reimbursements for travel (include information identified above) are to be emailed to: email@example.com.
Alternatively you may send the above information to:
Defence Centre of Occupational Health and Safety
Work Health and Safety Branch
Department of Defence
Canberra Airport ACT 2600