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What’s the Model for Work Capacity Decision Reviews?

The Work Capacity Decision review process, including the ability to seek a Merit Review by the authority, was introduced into the Workers Compensation Scheme in 2012 Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (the Act). Those reforms effectively split what had formerly been the exclusive jurisdiction of the Workers Compensation Commission (WCC) to determine Workers … Continue reading What’s the Model for Work Capacity Decision Reviews?

Work Capacity Assessments and Work Capacity Decisions

Work Capacity Assessments and Work Capacity Decisions – Workers Compensation The amending act imposes additional requirements on the insurer to conduct regular work capacity assessments which may, or may not, result in a Work Capacity Decision affecting the worker’s weekly benefits. The work cover work capacity guidelines (the Guidelines) state that a work capacity assessment … Continue reading Work Capacity Assessments and Work Capacity Decisions

Workers Compensation Weekly Payments – After week 130

Workers Compensation Weekly Payments Section 38 Special requirements for continuation of weekly payments after second entitlement period (after week 130) A worker’s entitlement to compensation in the form of weekly payments under this Part ceases on the expiry of the second entitlement period unless the worker is entitled to compensation after the second entitlement period … Continue reading Workers Compensation Weekly Payments – After week 130