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Support from SIRA

Receive incentives from SIRA to help you support injured workers to continue their recovery.

  • The JobCover6 program offers financial incentive to employers who provide short-term work opportunities to help injured workers who are looking to gain new employment during this COVID-19.
  • The Connect2work program offers financial support to employers who provide work placements to assist workers who are unable to recover at their pre-injury workplace or are looking to gain new work skills during the COVID-19 crisis.

JobKeeper and workers compensation

SIRA has introduced changes to its Market Practice and Premiums Guidelines to minimise the impact on employer premiums from payments to workers subsidised by COVID-19 related government programs, such as JobKeeper payments.

Employers using SIRA’s recover at work funded programs

If you have had to scale back or close your workplace temporarily due to the impact of COVID-19, the JobCover Placement Program or the Recover at Work Assist for Small Business can be put on hold until you are able to resume operations.

This means the duration of both these programs for the worker will be extended by the time employment has been on hold.

You can suggest that your worker contacts the insurer who is managing their claim to advise them of this change.

You should also keep a record of the period you have placed employment on hold to support your future claim for incentive payments. This will support your claim when your business re-opens along with the usual proof of payment of wages to the worker.