Events that affect a worker's entitlement

The following events impact a worker's entitlement to settlement A lump sum payment that replaces an injured worker's right to ongoing weekly compensation..

Death of the worker

If a worker dies before accepting an offer of settlement, there is no entitlement

Imprisonment of the worker

If a worker is incarcerated at any stage during the settlement process, the Agent must cease all settlement processing and consider whether to reject the application.

The non-entitlement to weekly payments while in jail will provide the basis to reject the settlement.

Worker turns 64 years of age

Workers remain entitled to a settlement if they lodge an expression of interest before their 64th birthday and they meet all other eligible criteria.

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