6.4.2 ICRP settlements Identify ICRP applicants | Check for 30% whole person impairment ICRP | Other settlement | Process for settlements | Worker makes settlement application | Calculate settlements | Finalise settlement

Intensive case review program (ICRP)

The ICRP applies to workers injured between 12 November 1997 and 19 October 1999 who do not have access to common law.

Aim of the ICRP

A file review of those workers within the ICRP period who have an ongoing entitlement to weekly payments is undertaken to ensure:

  • seriously injured workers are supported
  • the services provided meet their individual needs
  • return to work options are explored where there was a capacity to work and
  • that where an entitlement exists, that the worker receives their statutory entitlements (including lump-sum benefits).
ICRP settlements

Affected workers with serious injuries can voluntarily apply for a lump sum payment instead of ongoing weekly payments if they meet the criteria.

To be eligible for an ICRP settlement the worker must:

  • be injured between 12 November 1997 and 19 October 1999.
  • be currently receiving weekly payments of compensation
  • have received weekly payments of compensation for at least 104 weeks
  • have no capacity to work that is likely to continue indefinitely
  • have a 30% or more degree of impairment.

See: AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment Fourth Edition | Impairment

A worker can apply once only for an ICRP settlement.

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