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Hardship element

(e) The hardship element of the allowance shall be payable to eligible staff members at the level of the hardship classifcation of Kingston for the duration of the staff member’s assignment.

Non-removal element

(f) The non-removal element of the allowance shall be payable to eligible staff members who, on assignment to theAuthority, did not have an entitlement to removal costs under rule 7.24, provided that an entitlement to the assignment grant exists. (g) Where the assignment is for two years or longer, removal costs under rule 7.24 shall normally be paid. However if the staff member opts for unaccompanied shipment, he or she will be entitled to the non-removal element.

(h) Payment of the non-removal element shall be limited to a period of fve years at one duty station, with a possible extension of up to two years on an exceptional basis.

Rule 3.16 Dependency allowances

(a) Staff members in the Professional category and above shall be entitled to receive dependency allowances for a dependent child, for a disabled child and for a secondary dependant at rates applicable to staff members in the United Nations

as follows:

(i) The staff member shall receive an allowance for each dependent child, except that the allowance shall not be paid in respect of the frst dependent child if the staff member has no dependent spouse, in which case the staff member shall be entitled to the dependency rate of staff assessment.

(ii) The staff member shall receive a special allowance for each disabled child. However, if the staff member has no dependent spouse and is entitled to the dependency rate of staff assessment in respect of a disabled child, the allowance shall be the same as the allowance for a dependent child in (i) above.

(iii) Where there is no dependent spouse, a single annual allowance shall be paid for a secondary dependant in respect of either a dependent parent, a dependent brother or a dependent sister.

(b) When a staff member is married to another staff member or to a staff member of another organization of the United Nations common system and both are in the Professional category and above, only one may claim, for dependent children, under subparagraph (a)(i) and (ii) above, in which case the other may claim only under subparagraph (a)(iii) above, if otherwise entitled.

(c) With a view to avoiding duplication of benefts and in order to achieve equality between staff members who receive dependency benefts under applicable

Staff Rules, 3.15-3.16

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