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Standard 18 - retiring age notification

Providing early notification prior to cessation of weekly payments helps to ensure that workers have sufficient time to prepare for cessation and make any necessary arrangements.

Retiring age notification

Principle: Workers affected by the 12-month limit to weekly payments after a worker reaches retirement age will be provided with appropriate notice prior to the cessation of weekly payments.

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S18.1 Insurers must provide written notification to a worker prior to ceasing weekly entitlements 12 months after a worker reaches retirement age and must include:
  • the date on which payments will cease and the date the last payment will be processed;
  • the date on which entitlement to medical benefits will cease; and
  • who to contact for further information.
Notification  provided at least 13 weeks prior to cessation of weekly payments.