18.104.22.168 Pay worker impairment benefit
If the worker accepts the impairment assessment and the calculated entitlement or the court directs that the worker be paid an entitlement, the Agent is responsible for processing the payment to the worker and finalising the IB Impairment Benefits claim.
Follow these steps to pay the worker and finalise the IB claim.
|Process, pay and finalise the IB claim||
If the worker accepts the impairment assessment and the calculated entitlement, the Agent:
|Pay compensation direct to worker||
Pay compensation for impairment benefits directly to the worker in a lump sum.
If the worker has appointed a Power of Attorney or has a Guardian (eg State Trustees or a private person acting on their behalf), do not process the payment until receiving a written confirmation from the Attorney or Guardian as to who will receive the lump sum payment.