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MILITARY REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION ACT 2004 - SECT 291

Compensation for accommodation relating to treatment

Compensation for the costs of a patient's accommodation

             (1)  The Commonwealth is liable to pay compensation for any costs reasonably incurred if:

                     (a)  a person makes a journey that is necessary for the person to obtain compensable treatment for an injury or disease of the person; and

                     (b)  it is necessary for the person to remain at the place to which the journey was made to obtain the treatment; and

                     (c)  the costs are incurred in respect of the person's accommodation at that place; and

                     (d)  a claim for compensation in respect of the person has been made under section 319.

Note 1:       Section 289 defines compensable treatment .

Note 2:       This subsection might be affected by the following provisions:

(a)    section 292 (journeys etc. outside Australia);

(b)    section 294 (amount of compensation).

Compensation for the costs of an attendant's accommodation

             (2)  The Commonwealth is liable to pay compensation for any costs reasonably incurred if:

                     (a)  the Commission approves a person (the attendant ) to accompany another person (the patient ) on a journey that is necessary for the patient to obtain compensable treatment for an injury or disease of the patient; and

                     (b)  it is necessary for the patient and the attendant to remain at the place to which the journey was made to obtain that treatment; and

                     (c)  the costs are incurred in respect of the attendant's accommodation at that place; and

                     (d)  a claim for compensation in respect of the attendant has been made under section 319.

Note 1:       Section 289 defines compensable treatment .

Note 2:       This subsection might be affected by the following provisions:

(a)    section 292 (journeys etc. outside Australia);

(b)    section 294 (amount of compensation).



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