Due to changes to the NSW Workers Compensation Act 1987 in 2012 any worker on workers compensation who is covered by this Act who has received weekly benefits for 260 weeks (5 years) or more who has not been assessed as having at least 21% whole body impairment will cease to be entitled to payment. Affected workers will start to lose their entitlement to payment from 1 October 2017.
If any of the following are applicable to you or an SDA member in your workplace please contact the Union for advice:
• Have you received weekly benefits for close to or more than 260 weeks (5 years)?
• Have you received a notice from your workers compensation insurer advising that your weekly benefits will be terminated under section 39 of the Act?
• Have you been assessed as having 20% or less whole body impairment?
If any of the above apply to you or any SDA member in your workplace please contact the SDA Information Centre on 131 732 as soon as possible. The SDA will refer affected members for a free consultation with a solicitor to receive legal advice about your workers compensation claim.
If you have any questions or are unsure, please contact the SDA Information Centre on 131 732 as soon as possible.
Friday, September 1, 2017