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Division 4: Child supplement allowance – member posted on or after 1 July 2017

15.2A.17 Purpose

Child supplement allowance helps with extra costs of maintaining a child who is a dependant at the overseas posting location.

15.2A.18 Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to a member who has at least one child who is a dependant.

15.2A.19 Period of eligibility

  1. A member's period of eligibility for child supplement allowance begins on the later of the following dates.

    1. The date the member's posting period overseas begins.

    2. The date the child who is a dependant starts living with the member at the overseas posting location.

  2. A member's eligibility for child supplement allowance ends on the earlier of the following dates.

    1. The date the member's posting period overseas ends.

    2. Four weeks after the day the child stops living with the member at the overseas posting location.

15.2A.20 Amount of allowance

  1. A member is eligible for a fortnightly payment of child supplement allowance for each child who is a dependant.

  2. The rate of child supplement allowance is calculated using the following formula.

  3. Where:

    A is the base rate for the child's age or if more than one child the sum of the base rate for each child.

    B is the applied post index for the member's posting location as set by section 12.3.14A.

    2A.   For the purpose of subsection 2, the base rate is the rate specified in column B that corresponds with the ages of the child specified in column A of the following table.

    Formula base rate
    Item Column A
    Child's age
    Column B
    Rate (AUD)
    1. Under 3 years old 307
    2. Between 3 and 12 years old 236
    3. Between 12 and 18 years old 283
  4. The dual Commonwealth benefit rule applies to this allowance.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.




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