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Approaching 260 weeks of workers compensation payments

What you need to know about approaching the end of a total of 260 weeks (five years) of weekly payments.

Under Section 39 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 , weekly payments are available for a maximum (aggregate) period of 260 weeks (five years).

This applies unless a worker has been assessed as having a permanent impairment of more than 20 per cent

If you are approaching the end of a total of 260 weeks (five years) of weekly payments, read the 'for workers' document for general information on what you need to know and do .

For workers

If you are an employer, insurer, or other provider, read the 'for employers, insurers, and other providers' document to help you understand the legislation and how it applies to workers.

For employers, insurers, and other providers

If you are an exempt category of workers (such as police officers, paramedics or fire fighters, coal miners or volunteers) the maximum (aggregate) period of 260 weeks (five years) of weekly payments does not apply to you.