Payments after retiring age

A worker is entitled to receive weekly payments for up to 12 months after reaching retiring age.

The retiring age is defined as the age a person is eligible to receive the age pension.

If a worker receives an injury on or after retiring age, they will be entitled to up to 12 months of weekly payments from the date of their first incapacity.

Workers will need to provide the insurer with a certificate of capacity for the period they are claiming weekly payments.

This does not apply to weekly payments for injuries received before 30th June 1985.

Further information

The retiring age is defined in more detail in the Workers Compensation Act 1987 and section 23 of the Social Security Act 1991.