Appendix 1: Context and relevant provisions - Standard 18 - Retiring age notification

Standard 18 - Retiring age notification

Workers can receive weekly payments up until the one-year anniversary of reaching retiring age.

Workers injured after retiring age are limited to weekly payments for up until 12 months after the date of first incapacity.

The insurer is required to communicate regularly with the worker, employer and other relevant stakeholders throughout the life of the claim. Workers should be provided with appropriate notification prior to the cessation of weekly payments.

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.