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3.7.3.2 Injuries close to or after retirement age

The maximum number of weeks of weekly payments a worker can receive when they are injured within a set time before retirement age or any time after retirement age depends on when the claim was received by the Agent.

Claims for weekly payments received by the Agent on or after 1 January 2005
Injured before retirement age Injured after retirement age Entitlement
Workers who are injured within 130 weeks of retirement age Workers who are injured after retirement age Up to 130 weeks
Claims for weekly payments received by the Agent before 1 January 2005
Injured before retirement age Injured after retirement age Entitlement

Workers who:

  • were injured within 52 weeks of retirement age and
  • had received 52 weeks of weekly payments at 18 November 2004

Workers who:

  • were injured after retirement age and
  • had received 52 weeks of weekly payments at 18 November 2004
Up to 52 weeks

Workers who:

  • were injured within 52 weeks of retirement age and
  • had not received 52 weeks of weekly payments at 18 November 2004

Workers who:

  • were injured within 52 weeks of retirement age and
  • had not received 52 weeks of weekly payments at 18 November 2004
Up to 104 weeks
Maximum number of weeks

Workers will not necessarily receive the maximum number of weeks of weekly payments.

For exampleClosed If a worker returns to work after being incapacitated for 40 weeks and later ceases work again due to the injury, the worker would only be entitled to weekly payments for a further 90 weeks of incapacity.

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