Information for entity staff – CDDA Scheme

Claims under the Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (CDDA Scheme) are managed and investigated by the non-corporate Commonwealth entity which is alleged to have been defective.

Policy guidance on the CDDA Scheme is provided in the following RMG-409.

A fact sheet on Information for entity staff - CDDA Scheme has been prepared by the Department of Finance for potential applicants.

Resource Management Guide 409

This guide is relevant for staff in non-corporate Commonwealth entities who deal with requests for financial assistance under the CDDA Scheme. It aims to assist staff of non-corporate Commonwealth entities in managing and determining CDDA Scheme claims.


For any further questions, please contact the Discretionary Payments Section on 1800 227 572 or via email at

Last updated: 26 November 2018