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Division 2 : Member with dependants (unaccompanied) summary

8.3.9 Overview

  1. This Division provides a summary only of conditions of service that apply to a member with dependants (unaccompanied).

  2. The tables in this Division are an index to other rules that apply, the rules must be read to determine if the condition of service applies to the member. They may not show every condition that applies.

  3. Conditions of service cannot be granted using this Division as the authority. The sections show the references that may be used to grant the condition.

  4. If a rule conflicts with this Division for a particular member's case, the rule applies.

  5. This Division does not cover every situation in which a member may be a member with dependants (unaccompanied). Eligibility for the member with dependants (unaccompanied) category is set out in Division 1. Conditions for a member with dependants (unaccompanied) who is not described in this Division are set out in other Chapters.

    See: Division 1, Becoming a member with dependants (unaccompanied)

8.3.10 Member's dependants elect to remain in the member's losing location

  1. The table in subsection 2 applies in either of the following situations.

    Situations
    Item Situation Members who are eligible
    1. Situation 1 Both the following conditions apply.
    1. A member is posted to a new location.
    2. The member's dependants elect to remain in the member's losing location.
    3. Exception: If all of the member's dependants in the household at the losing location are dependent children the member is not taken to meet paragraph b.
      See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d
    2. Situation 2 All the following conditions apply.
    1. A member is posted to a new location.
    2. The member was categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied) at the member's last posting.
    3. The member's application for member with dependants (unaccompanied) status at the new location is successful.
  2. The following table applies to a member described in subsection 1.

    Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

    Effects
    Item Effects Reference
    1. Change in category
    The member is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
    Categorisation:
    Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.2, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
    2. Benefits
    Member gets reunion travel.
    Reunion travel:
    Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
    3. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

    A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

    Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
    Housing: Chapter 7
    Part 4, Living-in accommodation
    Part 6, Service residences
    Part 8, Rent allowance

    Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

    Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

    Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
    4. Housing assistance may be provided for dependants at the losing location. The member is required to make a contribution.

    Housing assistance for dependants is not provided to a member with a suitable own home in the personal location.
    Housing: Chapter 7
    Part 1 Division 1 section 7.1.6, Eligibility for housing assistance
    Part 6, Service residences
    Part 8, Rent allowance
    5. Other effects
    Dependants may be eligible for removal assistance to rejoin the member.
    Removals: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.22, Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location

8.3.11 Member's dependants live in a personal location

The following table applies if a member's dependants have lived in a personal location since before 17 February 2011.

Example: A member's dependants chose to live in another location before 17 February 2011. At that time that choice did not give the member an option to be categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).

Exceptions: The member is not taken to be covered by this section in either of the following situations.

  1. If all of the member's dependants in the household at the personal location are dependent children.

  2. If the member and the dependants have never formed a common household.

See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Dependants have lived in a personal location since before 17 February 2011
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
The member may apply to change to member with dependants (unaccompanied), even if the dependants have already moved to the personal location.
If the member changed from member with dependants to member without dependants when the dependants moved away, this is a two-stage process.
  1. The member must first be classified as a member with dependants, under subsection 1.3.85.5.
  2. They are then eligible to apply to become a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
Member with dependants (unaccompanied) conditions of service apply from the date the member is recategorised.
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.2 table item 4, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
Member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3. Benefits can be applied from the date of the member's approval as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
4. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance:
DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
5. Other effects
The member's dependants do not get housing assistance.
6. If the dependants choose to re-join the member in the posting location, removal assistance is not provided.

After dependants have rejoined the member at their own expense, future removals may be at Commonwealth expense.
Removals: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.22, Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location

8.3.12 Member's dependants move to a personal location

The following table applies if a member's dependants move to a personal location.

Exception: If all of the member's dependants in the household at the personal location are dependent children the member is not taken to be covered by this section.

See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d

Related Information:
Section 8.3.11, Member's dependants live in a personal location sets out arrangements for members whose dependants moved to a personal location before 17 February 2011
Section 8.3.17, Dependants move for compassionate reasons
Section 8.3.18, Dependants move for employment or study

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Dependants move to personal location
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
The member remains at the posting location and is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsections 8.3.6.6 and 8.3.6.7, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
Member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
4. Other effects
The member's dependants do not get removal assistance to the personal location.
5. The member's dependants do not get housing assistance.
6. If the dependants choose to re-join the member in the posting location removal assistance is not provided.

After dependants have rejoined the member at their own expense, future removals may be at Commonwealth expense.
Removals: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.22, Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location

8.3.13 Service couple live apart

The following table applies if all the following conditions apply.

  1. A member is the spouse or partner of another member.

  2. The members are not able to form a common household for Service reasons.

  3. The CDF recognises one member of the couple as a dependant for conditions of service.

    See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.85, Dependants recognised by CDF

  4. The members are posted to separate locations.

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Service couple lives apart
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
One member is categorised as a member with dependants. The other member is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).

The member with dependants (unaccompanied) category is designed for temporary separations. If the couple do not intend to live together in the future, they should be categorised as members without dependants.
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.4, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
The member categorised as member with dependants may live in a family home at their posting location. Housing assistance may be provided.
Housing:
Chapter 7, ADF housing and meals
3. Reunion travel. Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
4. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance:
DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to

8.3.14 Dependants removed to personal location on deployment

The following table applies if a member's dependants move to a personal location when a member is deployed.

Exception: If all of the member's dependants in the household at the personal location are dependent children the member is not taken to be covered by this section.

See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Dependants removed to personal location on deployment
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
Before and during deployment
The member is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied) for the period between the dependants leaving the posting location and the member's return from deployment.

After deployment
The member either returns to the posting location or posts to a new location. In either case the member may be categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied) until their dependants rejoin them.
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.6, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
Before and after the deployment the member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3.

The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
4. 1 Before and during the deployment
The member's dependants get a full or limited removal to the personal location.

The housing package for a member who is deployed is complex.

Housing assistance for dependants is not provided to a member with a suitable own home in the personal location.

If the deployment is for less than six months, dependants have no housing or removal benefit for a personal location.

If the deployment is for six months or more, housing assistance may be provided for dependants. In order to be eligible the member must have been granted a full or limited removal to the personal location. The member is required to make a contribution.

Housing is not provided where the member has kept housing in the pre-deployment location.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 1 Division 1 section 7.1.6, Eligibility for housing assistance
Part 6 Division 7 section 7.6.39, Service residence in personal location for member on deployment
Part 8 Division 1, subsection 7.8.5.1, Member eligible and period of eligibility
5. 2 After the deployment
The member's dependants may continue to get housing at the personal location if the member has less than 6 months to serve in their current posting location.

The member's dependants get a removal when they rejoin the member.
Service residences: Chapter 7 Part 6 Division 7 subsection 7.6.29.1, Member with dependants (unaccompanied) eligibility in two locations

Rent allowance: Chapter 7 Part 8 Division 1 paragraphs 7.8.6.5.b and 7.8.6.5.c, Member not eligible

8.3.15 Dependants return to a losing posting location

The following table applies if both these conditions apply.

  1. A member's dependants are approved to move to a new posting location with the member.

  2. The dependants choose to move back to the losing location at their own expense.

    Exception: If all of the member's dependants in the household at the losing location are dependent children the member is not taken to be covered by this section.

    See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Dependants return to a losing posting location
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
The member remains at the new posting location and is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsections 8.3.6.6 or 8.3.6.7, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
The member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
4. Housing assistance may be provided for dependants at the personal location. The member is required to make a contribution.

Housing assistance for dependants is not provided to a member with a suitable own home in the personal location.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 1 Division 1 section 7.1.6, Eligibility for housing assistance
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance
5. Other effects
The dependants move back to the losing location at their own expense.
6. If the dependants choose to re-join the member in the posting location removal assistance is not provided. Removal: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 subsection 6.5.22, Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location
7. Dependants who have chosen to move to a personal location must make their next removal at their own expense. After dependants have rejoined the member, future removals may be at Commonwealth expense.

8.3.16 Member recruited from overseas

The following table applies if both these conditions apply.

  1. A member is recruited from overseas and moved to Australia at Commonwealth expense.

  2. The member's dependants live in a personal location in Australia.

    Exception: If all of the member's dependants in the household at the losing location are dependent children the member is not taken to be covered by paragraph b.

    See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Member recruited from overseas
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
The member is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
See: Division 1 paragraph 8.3.6.2.a, table item 3, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.2, table item 3, Member who is eligible to be a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
The member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
4. Housing assistance may be provided for dependants at the personal location. The member is required to make a contribution.

Housing assistance for dependants is not provided to a member with a suitable own home in the personal location.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 1 Division 1 section 7.1.6, Eligibility for housing assistance
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance
5. Other effects
Dependants at a personal location may get a removal to rejoin the member in conjunction with the member's next posting.
Removal:
Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.22, Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location
6. Members and dependants are given a range of benefits to move to the posting and personal locations. These include fares and removal of a reasonable amount of items. Chapter 14 Part 3 Division 1 section 14.3.13, Benefits if enlisted overseas

8.3.17 Dependants move for compassionate reasons

The following table applies if both these conditions apply.

  1. The CDF approves a member's dependants to move for compassionate reasons.

    See: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 subsection 6.5.19.1, Compassionate removal to a personal location where benefits are provided

  2. The dependants then move to a personal location.

    Exception: If all of the member's dependants in the household at the personal location are dependent children the member is not taken to be covered by paragraph b.

    See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d

Related Information:
Section 8.3.12, Member's dependants move to a personal location
Section 8.3.18, Dependants move for employment or study

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Dependants move for compassionate reasons
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
The member is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).

A member may apply for this category change at any time during the posting cycle.
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.6, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
The member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
4. Housing assistance may be provided for dependants at the personal location. The member is required to make a contribution.

Housing assistance for dependants is not provided to a member with a suitable own home in the personal location.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 1 Division 1 section 7.1.6, Eligibility for housing assistance
Part 6, Service residences
Part 6 Division 7 section 7.6.29, Member with dependants (unaccompanied) eligibility in two locations
Part 6 Division 9 section 7.6.41, Contribution for Service residence or rent band choice home
Part 8, Rent allowance
Part 8 Division 1 subsection 7.8.5.2, Member eligible and period of eligibility
5. The dependants may be given a removal to the personal location. Removal: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.19, Compassionate removal to a personal location where benefits are provided
6. Removal assistance for the dependants to rejoin the member is provided. Removal: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 subsection 6.5.22, Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location
7. The member is not required to pay for meals eaten in the mess. Meals in the mess: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 1 section 7.9.4, Member this Division does not apply to

8.3.18 Dependants move for employment or study

The following table applies if all of the following conditions apply.

  1. The CDF approves a member’s spouse or partner to move to undertake specified employment or study in a personal location.

    See: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 subsection 6.5.19A, Removal to a personal location for employment or study

  2. The dependants then move to the personal location approved for the spouse or partner.

  3. The move meets either of the following conditions.

    1. It is within a period of three months before or after the member's posting to a new location.

    2. It is within the extended period approved by the CDF under subsection 6.5.19A.2.

  4. The member is posted to their posting location for duty for six months or more.

Related Information:
Section 8.3.12, Member's dependants move to a personal location
Section 8.3.17, Dependants move for compassionate reasons

Notes:
1. This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.
2. The provisions listed in the following table are a summary only. Refer to the reference listed for the criteria relating to the provision.

Dependants move for employment or study
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
The member is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.6, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
The member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.

Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to

4. Housing assistance may be provided for dependants at the personal location. The member is required to make a contribution.

Housing assistance for dependants is not provided to a member with a suitable own home in the personal location.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 1 Division 1 section 7.1.6, Eligibility for housing assistance
Part 6, Service residences
Part 6 Division 8 section 7.6.41, Contribution for Service residence or rent band choice home
Part 8, Rent allowance
5. The dependants may be given a limited removal to the personal location. Removal: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.19A, Removal to a personal location for employment or study
6. Removal assistance for the dependants to rejoin the member is provided in some circumstances. Removal: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.22, Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location

8.3.19 Member moves to a remote location

The following table applies to a member who meets both the following conditions.

  1. The member is posted to a remote location for six months or more.

  2. The dependants then move to a personal location.

    Exception: If all of the member's dependants in the household at the personal location are dependent children the member is not taken to be covered by paragraph b.

    See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2, section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d

Related Information: Section 8.3.12 provides conditions that apply if a member is posted to a remote location for less than six months.

See: Section 8.3.12 Member's dependants move to a personal location

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Member moves to a remote location
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
The member is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.6, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
The member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
4. The member's dependants may get housing assistance. Housing: Chapter 7
Part 1 Division 1 section 7.1.6, Eligibility for housing assistance
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance
5. The member is eligible for limited removal costs to the personal location.
  1. For a member in the Army or Air Force: The member's dependants get removal assistance for items that would have been approved for removal to the remote location. There is a cost limit of the cost of removal of the items to the remote location. Items may also be stored at Commonwealth expense.
  2. For a member in the Navy: The member's dependants get removal assistance. The amount of that assistance is limited. A complex ceiling formula applies. Different arrangements apply if the member elects to only move their effects to the personal location.
Removal: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.20, Removal to a personal location where benefits are provided instead of a remote location – Army and Air Force

Removal: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.21, Removal to a personal location where benefits are provided instead of a remote location – Navy
6. Removal assistance for the dependants to rejoin the member is provided in some circumstances. Removal: Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 section 6.5.22, Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location

8.3.20 Dependants removed before the member's discharge

The following table applies if a member's dependants are removed before the member's discharge.

Exception: If all of the member's dependants in the household at the removal location are dependent children the member is not taken to be covered by this section.

See:
Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 2 section 1.3.83, Dependants, paragraphs 1.c and 1.d
Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 6 section 6.5.46, Removal on ceasing continuous full-time service

Note: This table must be read in conjunction with the explanation in section 8.3.9, Overview.

Dependants removed before member's discharge
Item Effects Reference
1. Change in category
The member remains at the final posting location and is categorised as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
Categorisation:
Division 1 subsection 8.3.6.6, Member who may be classified as a member with dependants (unaccompanied)
2. Benefits
The member gets reunion travel.
Reunion travel:
Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 4, Reunion travel for members
3. The member gets housing assistance at the posting location, plus separation, food and utilities allowances where applicable. The member is not required to make a housing contribution for their own accommodation.

A member who lives in is not eligible for food allowance. A member who lives in is entitled to meals provided by the Commonwealth in service messes only.

Utilities allowances are not paid to a member who lives in.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 4, Living-in accommodation
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance

Separation allowance: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.3, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.3.

Food allowance: Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 2 section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance

Utilities allowance: Chapter 7 Part 10 section 7.10.3, Member sections 7.10.4 and 7.10.5 apply to
4. Housing assistance may be provided for dependants at the personal location. The member is required to make a contribution.

Housing assistance for dependants is not provided to a member with a suitable own home in the personal location.
Housing: Chapter 7
Part 1 Division 1 section 7.1.6, Eligibility for housing assistance
Part 6, Service residences
Part 8, Rent allowance
5. Other effects
The member is eligible for a discharge removal. This may be used to get the dependants to the personal location. If the member has a discharge authority this removal may happen before the member is discharged.
Removal:
Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 6 section 6.5.46, Removal on ceasing continuous full-time service
6. If the member accepts further permanent full-time service, the cost of the removal must be repaid and conditions of service are as for section 8.3.11.

See: Section 8.3.11, Member's dependants live in a personal location
Removal:
Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 6 subsection 6.5.46.3, Removal on ceasing continuous full-time service

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



Forms

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

  • AE681, ADF Categorisation Change and approval to Live-In/Live-Out

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