The main factor in the increase in the cost of compensation under the SRCA is the lump sum payment for permanent impairments. A high proportion of claims are for serious and chronic diseases and generates lump sum benefits. Costs should not come as a surprise; most of a defence force`s activities are energetic and often risky, and it is impossible not to have injuries. In fact, the caring image of the defense collapses to some extent in the injury phase. The ADF focuses on a fit and healthy force, and if injuries occur, the goal that is shared by Medicos and patients is to solve the problem for a quick return to the device. But when the injury is more serious, the only choice is often discharge. Too often, at this stage, the Member is not entitled to damages, not least because he and his colleagues have ignored the information on this subject, because they have not contemplated any violation, at least serious injury. Very often, the orientation in the immediate workplace is poor. The Military Compensation and Rehabilitation Service (MCRS) regularly discusses the compensation system at different bases, but it is difficult to invade the military culture, which is on the one hand fitness and, on the other hand, that the system will deal with the problem in case of injury. Glen Tye, Deputy Director of MCRS, speaks of a “widespread view among ADF employees that career prospects could be jeopardized if physical weakness is perceived.” (5) This is not a “culture of claim” and, all too often, a claim is invoked only years later, when the harm tolerated becomes more serious.
For example, less than 40% of new MCS applications are submitted within a year of the violation. Most workers` compensation schemes oppose this, with more than 95% of claims filed within a year of the violation. (6) The best solution seems to be to ensure that all medical staff provide appropriate and accurate compensation information and advice. The main feature of these attempts to redeploy funds within the defence portfolio was the significant downsizing. Between June 1991 and June 1996, 16,210 civilian and civilian jobs were cut under the RSF. (11) The DER estimated that its recommendations would lead to the reduction of 7800 additional DDF and civilian posts, although the government is relocating “at least” 2000 soldiers to the combat force. (12) However, a significant reduction in the number of personnel in the defence sector is not only a product of researching the effectiveness of management in the style of the 1990s. In the previous six years, between June 1984 and June 1990, the number of defence personnel decreased by more than 17,900, most of whom (more than 14,600) were civilians. (13) This movement was (most often) due to a change in function, as shipyards, munitions plants and other defence production facilities and the responsibility for the financing of their employees were removed from the defence budget. Hard Lying Allowance.This is supposed to provide some sort of compensation for the discomfort of members who are not entitled to Seagoing Allowance or Submarine Service Allowance and who must live for at least 48 hours in a sea, submarine or other defence vessel.