3.4.10 Eligibility to be offered a continuation bonus
Example 1: A Lieutenant was appointed to the Army, entering through Royal Military College with a six year Initial Minimum Period of Service. The LT is eligible to be offered the continuation bonus (90 days prior) on 15 January 2024 – even though they will have completed 4 years of service on 15 January 2022.
Example 2: An Aircraftman enlisted into the Airforce on the 5 July 2019 as a CLK with a 2 year IMPS. They completed their IMPS on the 4 July 2021 and will complete their initial 4 years in the permanent Air Force on the 4 Jul 2023. As they have completed their initial service obligation, and completed their initial four years in the ADF within the window of eligibility, they will be eligible to be offered the continuation bonus.
Non-example: A Private joins the Army on 1 January 2007, with an IMPS of 3 years. The member would have completed 4 years of permanent service on 1 January 2011. As the member is not completing his initial service obligation or 4 years of service within the window of eligibility, they will not be eligible to be offered the continuation bonus.