For DFRDB members.
A letter from Minister Darren Chester MP in response to an enquiry regarding the perceived pension increase once life ecpectancy age was reached after commutation. How could we all have got this so wrong? Read more
This is a letter written by Herb Ellerbock (ex-Army) dated 15 May 2016 to the Honourable Michael McCormack MP, Assistant Minister of Defence seeking answers to the indexation of the scheme. The letter is of interest to all DFRDB Superannuants and highlights the frustration of many ex-serving members. Although the letter is only two pages long, the many attachments make this a long document. However, the letter alone is worth reading. Click here
Department of Defence
Issue Date: 25 January 2016
Expiry Date: 29 April 2016
COMMONWEALTH SUPERANNUATION CORPORATION
TEMPORARY ONLINE SERVICE OUTAGE
1. The Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) is completing a
major upgrade of its administration system in February. As a consequence, member
and pensioner online services for MilitarySuper and DFRDB, will be impacted from
5pm, 10 February to 22 February 2016.
2. As a result you may experience delays in any applications being processed.
CSC will work to keep these delays as short as possible. Pension pay days will
continue as normal during this period.
3. In the event of special circumstances or if a hardship payment is required
please contact the Customer Information Centre on 1300 006 727. More information
on how the changes may affect you is available at:
a. MilitarySuper: https://militarysuper.gov.au/your-scheme/member-servicesonline/
b. DFRDB: https://dfrdb.gov.au/your-scheme/online-services/administrationsystem-
Mr John Geering
Director General People Policy & Employment Conditions
Defence People Group
Contact Officer: GPCAPT Jay Clarke
Director of Military Remuneration
Telephone: 02 6127 2504
There has been a lot of activity on the pension scene of late.
Attached you will find the letter despatched to the PM regarding indexation of military superannuation pensions.
Should members also wish to view the attachments they can be accessed by clicking (Note: depending on your computer setup you may require to press CTRL & Click) on the relevant items below:
1. Letter by Peter Thornton to Minister Tanner
2. Copy of Covering letter by DFWA President to Minister Tanner
3. Detailed response by DFWA to the Matthews Report
Here are some resourses as well as submissions to the results of the enquiry.
This a Must read if you have a pension
Thanks to Bill Arden for these:
The original forum of discussion:
The Matthews Report (Government response and the Matthews Report link):
Peter Thornton’s paper in response to the Matthew’s report is available via the DFWA website site at:
Announcement of current discussion of a new ‘campaign’ following the Matthews Report:
The most recent actions by Senator Lundy, and responses:
Good background reading - Military superannuation—myths and reality by Leslie Nielson 10 January 2008, no. 16, 2007–08, ISSN 1834-9854
DFWA Response Cover Letter
DFWA Response to Matthews Report