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WorkCover Amended - Weekly Payments Increase
WorkCover Weekly Payments Go Up
Workers who are injured and claim workers' compensation 'WorkCover' receive weekly payments and medical and like expenses. As of 5th April 2010 there have been changes to weekly payments.
|Weekly payments||Previous law||New Law||Applies to
|Weekly payment rate after a worker has received weekly payments for longer than 13 weeks||75% of pre-injury income||80% of pre-injury income||As of 5 April 2010, increase goes to all claimants, whether new or exisiting claims
|Maximum that is possible for weekly payments||$1,300||Twice Victoria’s average weekly earnings, currently $1,760||Workers who make a claim on or after 5 April 2010
|Period for which overtime, penalty rates and shift allowances are taken into account in the calculation of weekly payments for workers entitled to them||26 weeks||52 weeks||Workers who make a claim on or after 5 April 2010|
|| If you are completely off work the employer does not have to pay the 9% Superannuation
||Superannuation contributions at the superannuation guarantee rate of 9% will be paid into a superannuation fund for workers who continue to receive weekly payments after 52 weeks.||Workers who sustain an injury on or after 5 April 2010
The weekly payments for the first 13 weeks are still the same as they have been, that is 95% of your pre injury average weekly payments.