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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3542..


Schedule 4 (gold sheet)

Workers Compensation Amendment Bill 2001

Amendments circulated by Mr Berry

1

Amendment 17

Proposed new clause 7A

Proposed new subsection 8C (4)-

Omit the subsection, substitute the following new subsection:

(4) A worker stops being entitled to compensation under this section at the earliest of the following times:

(a) when the worker stops being totally incapacitated;

(b) when the worker returns to work;

(c) for a worker who, at the time of the injury being compensated, was more than 2 years younger than pension age-when the worker reaches pension age;

(d) for a worker who, at the time of the injury being compensated, was 2 years younger than pension age, or older-2 years after the worker first became entitled to compensation under this section;

(e) when the worker dies.

2

Amendment 17

Proposed new clause 7A

Proposed new section 8F-

Omit the section, substitute the following new section:

8F Stopping of payments for partial incapacity

A worker stops being entitled to payments under section 8D (Partially incapacitated workers up to 26 weeks after incapacity date) or section 8E (Partially incapacitated workers after 26 weeks after incapacity date) at the earliest of the following times:

(a) when the worker stops being partially incapacitated;

(b) for a worker who, at the time of the injury being compensated, was more than 2 years younger than pension age-when the worker reaches pension age;

(c) for a worker who, at the time of the injury being compensated, was 2 years younger than pension age, or older-2 years after the worker first became entitled to compensation under section 8C (Totally incapacitated workers), 8D or 8E, whichever is earliest;

(d) when the worker dies.


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