Your final DFRDB benefit is worked out as a percentage of your salary when you retire. Two factors used in the calculation are your:

  • annual rate of pay and
  • completed years of effective service.

Learn about commutations (lump sum prepayments of future retirement pay).

Your annual rate of pay

For superannuation purposes, this is the maximum rate of pay applying to your rank and pay level including any recognised environmental allowance.

Your effective service

It is the total of your continuous full-time contributory service, plus any periods of past service you brought back. To find out your effective service, please view your most recent Member Statement and add your accumulated effective since then.