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Weekly Payments for Workers NSW

 

The Workcover website PDF brochure on weekly benefits is summarised below the new entitlements are dependent on:

  •     The period (in aggregate weeks) for which the IW has been receiving weekly payments
  •      IW capacity for work – as assessed by the insurer – and their work status.

 

0-13 weeks

See A below

 

14 weeks to 2.5 years

If IW are  working 15 or more hours per week

If IW not working 15 or more hours per week

 

If IW working 15 or more hours per week

If IW not working 15 or more hours per week

 

 

See A Below 

See B Below

 

 


 Note: after 1 year, overtime and shift allowance are excluded from pre-injury average weekly earnings.

 

 

 2.5–5 years

 

 

 If IW has no work capacity indefinitely, or

If you’re working 15+ hours and earning $155+ per week, and are unable to increase how much you work/earn indefinitely

 

 

If IW has some work capacity but is not working 15+ hours and earning $155+ per week, or

If IW could increase how they work/earn

 

See B 

 

weekly payments cease

 

 Note: there is some special compensation for incapacity resulting from injury-related surgery available from 144 weeks.

 

 5+ years

 

 

 If IW is ‘seriously injured’ (30+% permanent impairment), or

If IW has 21–30% permanent impairment and either:

                  have no work capacity, or

                  are working 15+ hours and earning $155+ per week

 

 

 

 

If you have 20% or less permanent impairment, or

If you have 21–30% permanent impairment and some work capacity but are not working 15+ hours and earning $155+ per week

 

 See B below

 

 

Weekly payments cease

 

A

B

IW is entitled to the lesser of: ••95 per cent of their pre-injury average weekly earnings, less any current weekly earnings and the value of any non-pecuniary benefits – e.g. motor vehicle use provided by their employer ••the maximum weekly compensation amount*, less any current weekly earnings and the value of any non-pecuniary benefits

 

They are entitled to the lesser of: ••80 per cent of your pre-injury average weekly earnings, less any current weekly earnings and the value of any non-pecuniary benefits – e.g. motor vehicle use provided by your employer ••the maximum weekly compensation amount*, less any current weekly earnings and the value of any non-pecuniary benefits

 

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