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14-130 weeks: Second entitlement period

Working 15 hours or more a week

Where you have current work capacity and are working 15 hours or more per week, your weekly payments are based on the lesser of:

  • 95 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.

Working less than 15 hours a week

Where you have current work capacity and are working less than 15 hours per week, your 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

Where you have no capacity for work, 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 ($2101.70) minus the value of any deductible amount.

After 52 weeks

Any overtime or shift allowance will no longer be included in the calculation of your average weekly earnings.

Note: 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.