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Guidance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

B.13.1 Purpose

B.13.2 Definitions

B.13.3 Member this allowance applies to

B.13.4 Levels of hardship

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Example for table item 1 extreme level of hardship: Living conditions are the furthest removed from the comforts of barracks or a normal household.

Example for table item 1 intermediate level of hardship: Fixed tentage (such as 11 feet x 11 feet or 3 metres x 3 metres) and also fixed 'camps' or huts which are deficient in standard (for example, do not protect from weather).

Example for table item 1 low level of hardship: Barracks.

Example for table item 6 extreme level of hardship: Fully tactical exercises would normally be in this category. At night, members would be required to carry out picket or sentry duty and operate radios.

B.13.5 Conditions for eligibility

B.13.6 Qualifying periods of field service

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Example: A member starts a period of field service at 0900 on Monday and completes it at 1600 on Friday of the same week. The member completes their qualifying period on Wednesday and is counted as completing three days of field service. Thursday is counted as one whole day of field service. Friday is counted as one whole day of field service under subsection B.13.7.2. The member is counted as completing five days of field service.

Non-example: A member starts a period of field service at 1830 on Friday and finishes at 1600 on Sunday of the same week. The member was not in the field for a continuous period of 48 hours. No field allowance is payable.

B.13.7 Qualified periods of field service

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Example: A member finishes a period of field service. Thirty-six hours later, the member is directed to perform another period of field service. The member is not required to meet the qualifying period under paragraph B.13.5.1.b for this second period of field service.

B.13.8 Daily rate of allowance

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Example: A member renders field service that meets the conditions of eligibility under paragraph B.13.5.2.a for four days. On day five, the member is moved to an area that meets the conditions of eligibility under paragraph B.13.5.2.b and remains there for another day. For the first four days the member is paid the rate under subsection B.13.8.1. For the remaining two days the member is paid the rate under subsection B.13.8.2.

B.13.9 Interactions with other allowances

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Example: Special forces disability allowance under Division B.12.

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