Child reunion allowance helps members with these costs.
Maintaining communication with children who live elsewhere.
Having their children visit them at the posting location.
This Division applies to a member posted before 1 July 2017 and has at least one child who is a dependant.
Note: For definition of member posted before 1 July 2017, see Chapter 12 Part 3 section 12.3.9A.
This Division does not apply to a member in respect of a child for whom the member is receiving child allowance.
See: Division 4, Child allowance
A member is eligible for child reunion allowance for the posting period, for each dependent child who lives away from the posting location. This is only if the child is also eligible for at least one reunion visit each year.
This table shows how to work out the rate of child reunion allowance for a child.
|1.||Work out the rate of child allowance that would apply to the child.
See: Division 4 section 15.2.21, Working out child allowance
|2.||Multiply the rate from step 1 by 75%.|
Example: A member is eligible for child reunion allowance for a dependent child who attends school in Australia. The child is 13 years old. The annual rate of child allowance would be AUD 4,428.90. The annual rate of child reunion allowance is 75% of that rate, or AUD 3,321.68.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.