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  • Individuals receiving military invalidity benefits – impact of court decisions

    This information will help you to work out if you are affected by the recent Full Federal Court decisions relating to military invalidity benefits.

    Broadly, the court decisions affect:

    • the treatment of invalidity benefits paid under pensions provided under the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) Scheme and the Military Superannuation and Benefits (MSB) Scheme and which started on or after 20 September 2007
    • the treatment of reversionary pensions paid under the DFRDB Scheme and the MSB Scheme
      • when the deceased veteran was receiving invalidity benefits provided under DFRDB Scheme or the MSB Scheme
      • which started on or after 20 September 2007 at the time of death. 

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      Last modified: 13 Aug 2021QC 64921