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Division B.11: Reserve allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

B.11.1 Purpose

Reserve allowance compensates for the special demands of Reserve service to the extent that they are not fully compensated by the payment of on-occurrence allowances, leave or other benefits. The allowance compensates a member for factors including but not limited to the following.

  1. The response to the call for duty at short notice and the liability to work long and irregular hours including weekends, public holidays and shifts.

  2. The disruption to civilian life caused by patterns of Reserve service, including the effects of this on the member, the member's civilian employment and the member's family.

  3. The requirement to submit to military discipline and control in personal and employment matters in which a civilian generally has some freedom of choice.

  4. The requirement at times to live and work in uncomfortable conditions.

  5. The requirement at times to be away from the home location for service reasons.

Note: In the total workforce model, Reserve service may be described as service in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member on Service option C is not on Reserve service.

B.11.2 Member this allowance applies to

Reserve allowance applies to a member of the Reserves .

B.11.3 Conditions for eligibility for Reserve allowance

A member of the Reserves is eligible for Reserve allowance on a day if all of the following conditions are met

  1. The member holds the rank of Major, or a lower rank.

  2. The member is required for and attends duty.

B.11.4 Daily rate of allowance

A member eligible under subsection B.11.3 is to be paid the daily rate of Reserve allowance listed at Part F, in item 23 of Table 1.

Note: The daily rate is payable regardless of the period of duty performed on the day.

B.11.5 Interactions with other allowances

A member eligible for Service allowance for a period under Division B.2 is not eligible for the allowance under this Division for that period.

Note: The daily rate is payable regardless of the period of duty performed on the day.

Application to Reservists: Yes.

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