Benefits

 

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All benefits are based on the salary defined in the Permanent Firefighter Award for a "Qualified Firefighter". Any changes to this salary will automatically change the benefits provided by the Fund. Benefits shown on this page are based on the salary in effect on 17 February 2017.

Effective date
17 February 2017
Qualified Firefighter weekly rate
$1,517.67
Deemed annual salary
$79,189.74
(weekly rate x 52.1785)
Deemed fortnightly salary
$3,035.34
(weekly rate x 2)

Benefits for Partial Retained Members:

Benefit type % of deemed annual salary Lump sum benefit as at 17/02/2017
TPI On Duty
TPI Off Duty
20% $15,838
Death On Duty
Death Off Duty
(Payable to the firefighter's estate)
20% $15,838

Benefits for Full Retained Members

On Duty benefits - these are pension benefits

Benefit type % of deemed salary Fortnightly pension as at 19/02/2016
TPI On Duty
(Payable to age 67, can be exchanged for a lump sum from age 60)
60% $1,821.20
Death On Duty
(Payable for life to spouse, can exchange for a lump sum at age 55 or 60)
(If no spouse then the Death Off Duty benefit is payable)
40% $1,214.14
Child pension
(Payable on death of firefighter only)
(Payable to child up to age 18 or to 25 if in recognised full time study)
5% $151.77

Off Duty Death* and TPI benefits - these are lump sum benefits

Age Multiple** as at 19/02/2016 Lump Sum Benefit as at 17/02/2017
18-59 2.16 $171,050
60 1.89 $149,669
61 1.62 $128,287
62 1.35 $106,906
63 1.08 $85,525
64 0.81 $64,144
65 0.54 $42,762
66 0.27 $21,381
67 0.0 $0

*Note: Death lump sum benefits are paid to the firefighter's estate.

** The multiple may change each year following the annual actuarial review

This page contains general information on the benefits provided by the Fund. For full details of these benefits please refer to the Retained PDS. The information is not a conclusive or binding statement of the benefit payable. Before you act on this information you should contact the fund to obtain a written statement of the information required.