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Division 3: Additional assistance for children overseas – USA

15.6.16 Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to members on long-term posting, with dependent children attending school in the USA.

15.6.17 Tertiary study

A child may intend to begin a course of study at a university or similar tertiary institution in Australia. In order to obtain admission, the child must attend freshman year at a junior college or similar tertiary institution in the USA. In this case, attendance is treated as secondary school. Both these conditions must be met.

  1. The child lived or intends to live with a member at the posting location for a substantial part of the posting period.

  2. The child has completed high school in the USA.

15.6.18 USA – summer camps

  1. This section applies only to members who meet both these conditions.

    1. They are directed to live on Manhattan Island, USA.

    2. They are eligible for child allowance for a child.

  2. The member is to be reimbursed mandatory fees for summer camps for the child, including day camps.

  3. Reimbursement must not be more than these amounts.

    1. For a child attending pre-school, USD 805 a year.

    2. For a child attending primary or secondary school, USD 2,530 a year.

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

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