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Division 5: Other matters affecting the overseas living allowances – member posted on or after 1 July 2017

15.2A.21 Purpose

The purpose of this Division is to provide what happens to a member's overseas living allowance in specific circumstances.

15.2A.22 Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to a member when either of the following applies.

  1. The member or their dependants are temporarily absent from the posting location.

  2. The member permanently leaves the posting location before their dependants.

15.2A.23 Temporary absence from the posting location – accompanied member

  1. This section applies to a member when either of the following are temporarily absent from the posting location for longer than 28 days.

    1. The member and their dependants.

    2. The member's dependants.

  2. The member ceases to be eligible for the following allowances on the 29th day of the absence.

    1. Cost of posting allowance.

    2. Child supplement allowance.

    3. Notes: To avoid doubt, the following apply.

      1. A member continues to be eligible under section 15.2A.11 for the cost of living adjustment if they temporarily leave the posting location for longer than 28 days.

      2. The member remains eligible for the allowances specified under subsection 2 if their dependants remain in the posting location.

  3. The member is eligible for any allowances that have ceased under subsection 2 on the day the people under subsection 1 return to the posting location.

15.2A.24 Temporary absence from the posting location – unaccompanied member

  1. The member ceases to be eligible for the cost of posting allowance if they are temporarily away from the posting location for longer than 28 days.
  2. Note:To avoid doubt, the member continues to be eligible for the cost of posting allowance until the end of the 28th day.

  3. The member is eligible for the cost of posting allowance ceased under subsection 1 on the day the member returns to the posting location.

15.2A.25 Member permanently leaves posting location before their dependants

  1. A member continues to be eligible for overseas living allowances if all of the following apply.
    1. The member permanently leaves the posting location.
    2. The member’s dependants remain in the posting location.
  2. Subsection 1 ceases to apply on the earlier of the following days.
    1. The day that the dependants leave the posting location.
    2. The day that is 28 days after the member leaves the posting location.
  3. The period under paragraph 2.b may be extended if the CDF is satisfied that it is reasonable having regard to the following.
    1. The reason the dependants remained in the posting location after the member's departure.
    2. The date the dependants will travel from the posting location at Commonwealth expense.

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


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