3.7.3 Retirement Retirement age | Injuries close to or after retirement age | Incapacity after retirement age | Contractual retiring age

A worker’s entitlement to weekly payments ceases once they reach retirement age, unless the worker:

  • is injured within 130 weeks before retirement age
  • is injured after retirement age
  • made a claim before retirement age and after retirement age required inpatient treatment in a hospital for their compensable injury.

See: Terminate or alter weekly payments

For information to determine the retirement age of a worker - see: Normal retiring age | Contractual retiring age | Retirement age fact sheet

Notification of termination

Although there is no legal requirement to give notice of an intention to terminate weekly payments, it is WorkSafe's policy for Agents to give the worker 60 days notice of the intention to terminate weekly payments.

For information on notification of termination of weekly payments – see: Terminate or alter weekly payments. Retirement age

Retirement age, in relation to a worker, means the age at which the worker attains pension age within the meaning of the Social Security Act 1991 of the Commonwealth.

To determine a worker’s normal retiring age:

If born between: the retirement age is:
before 1 July 1952 65 years
1 July 1952 - 31 December 1953 65 years & 6 months
1 January 1954 - 30 June 1955 66 years
1 July 1955 - 31 December 1956 66 years & 6 months
from 1 January 1957 67 years

See: Retirement age fact sheet

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