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When you can be an MWD(U)

You must first have a dependant recognised by Defence before you can become an MWD(U).

You can’t add multiple periods of short-term duty together to total more than 6 months to access the full MWD(U) benefits.

When you can't be an MWD(U)

When you stop being an MWD(U)

You should update your categorisation as soon as your situation changes to avoid possible overpayments.

Apply to be an MWD(U)


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