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131-260 weeks

Payments after 130 weeks will stop unless:

  • you have been assessed as having no current work capacity, and this is likely to continue indefinitely, or
  • you are working at least 15 hours per week and earning at least $185 (indexed annually), and this is likely to continue indefinitely, AND
  • you have completed an application for continued weekly payments after 130 weeks form and sent it to the insurer.

Working 15 or more hours a week

If you have current work capacity, are working at least 15 hours per week and earning at least $185 a week (indexed annually), and have been assessed by the insurer as being likely to continue in this capacity indefinitely, weekly payments are based on the lesser of:

  • 80 per cent of your pre-injury average weekly earnings, minus your current weekly earnings or the amount that you have been assessed as able to earn in suitable employment, and the value of any deductible amount, or
  • the maximum weekly compensation amount minus any current weekly earnings and the value of any deductible amount.

No capacity for work

If you have been assessed as having no current work capacity and this is expected to continue indefinitely, you will continue to be eligible for weekly payments after 130 weeks.

If this is the case, your weekly payment is based on whichever is less:

  • 80 per cent of your pre-injury average weekly earnings,  minus the value of any deductible amount, or
  • the maximum weekly compensation amount ($2,101.70) minus the value of any deductible amount.

Workers with permanent impairment of more than 20 per cent

If you have been assessed or are likely to be assessed to have a permanent impairment more than 20 per cent, you will continue to receive weekly payments if you are working less than 15 hours a week or earning less than the minimum $185 a week (indexed annually).

Your weekly payment will be based on whichever is less:

  • 80 per cent of your pre-injury average weekly earnings, minus your current weekly earnings, and the value of any deductible amount, or
  • the maximum weekly compensation amount minus any current weekly earnings and the value of any deductible amount.