Workers compensation bulletin - issue 27

In this edition: Section 39 support and information service.

Section 39 support and information service

We’ve established a new service for workers, employers, insurers and other stakeholders looking for guidance and support around section 39.

Workers and others can contact the support and information service via phone or email to discuss the 260 week payment limit and its impact, as well as receive links to relevant community services in the worker’s local area, through HSNet and where face-to-face support is required, an Ability Links program.

Visit the SIRA website for updated information and refer to this information when seeking or giving advice to workers approaching 260 weeks (five years) of weekly payments.

Please also note our new email address: for workers or stakeholders who have questions specific to section 39.