F-111 Fuel Tank Maintenance website - Information for F-111 fuel tank workers and their families

Compensation for illness/injury related to RAAF service

Members of the Defence Force are entitled to compensation for illness or injury resulting from their service.

If you have suffered ill-health as a result of your service, including your F-111 work involving fuel tank entry between 1973 and 2000, you may be eligible to receive compensation and health-care for conditions arising from this service. 

If you wish to claim compensation for health conditions relating to your F-111 service, you should first of all apply to have your Tier classification determined.

If it is determined that you are Tier 1, 2 or 3, you will then be invited to submit a claim for compensation under ss7(2) of the SRCA, and to register with the SHOAMP Health Care Scheme. 

If it is determined that you are not Tier 1, 2 or 3 you may still claim compensation through the usual VEA or SRCA claims process. 

Note a compensation claim can be lodged at any time, but lodging a Tier application first is the most efficient way for the department to assess your eligibility.

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