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INDEXED BY

FROM
1/7/2016

FROM
1/7/2017

FROM
1/7/2018

  $$$
MEDICAL EXCESS:  AWE 629 651¹ N/A
     
LOSS OF EARNINGS:     
Maximum Weekly AWE 1,260 1,300 1,350
Minimum Weekly (or 100% of pre-accident weekly earnings) AWE 618 640 665
Dependants - first AWE 175 181 188
Dependants - other AWE 56 58 60
     
LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY:     
Maximum Weekly AWE 1,070 1,110 1,150
Minimum Weekly (or 100% of pre-accident earning capacity) AWE 574 594 617
Dependants - first AWE 162 168 174
Dependants - other AWE 55 57 59
Supported Employment Program - Unaffected Earnings CPI 160 162 166
     
SAFETY NET INCOME BENEFIT (Weekly): AWE 1,260 1,300 1,350
     
FATAL DEPENDENCY:     
Maximum Weekly AWE 1,260 1,300 1,350
Minimum Weekly (or 100% of the deceased's earning capacity) AWE 618 640 665
Dependants - first AWE 175 181 188
Dependants - other AWE 56 58 60
Lump Sum CPI 178,540 181,180 185,140
Education Allowance CPI 2,850 2,890 2,950
Surviving child weekly benefit AWE 175 181 188
Family Counselling Allowance CPI 15,920 16,160 16,510
Funeral Expenses *  CPI 15,010 15,230 15,560
Travel and Accommodation Expenses to Attend a Funeral (applies to accidents on or after 14 December 2016) CPI 5,000  5,070 5,180
     
FAMILY MEMBER VISITING EXPENSES:     
Maximum Allowance per Claim CPI 10,620 10,780 11,020

20,000 (from 28/9/18)
     
CAPPED AMOUNT FOR DAILY LIVING EXPENSES (applies to TAC clients residing in Shared Supported Accommodation facilities or Supported Residential Services) AWE^  34.50 35 35.80
     
OTHER NO-FAULT BENEFITS:     
Travel to Work Allowance CPI 1,380 1,400 1,430
Post Hospital Support Allowance AWE 4,920 5,090 5,290
     
MAXIMUM NO-FAULT: CPI 171,670 174,210 178,010
     
COMMON LAW:     
Threshold CPI 52,770 53,550 54,720
Maximum Pecuniary Loss CPI 1,188,180 1,205,730 1,232,060
Maximum Pain/Suffering CPI 528,050 535,850 547,550
Maximum Wrongs Act CPI 864,900 877,680 896,850
     
CPI INDEX   1.8815% 1.4774% 2.1838%
AWE INDEX   0.8927%# 3.4833% 3.8430%
     

¹ The medical excess amount does not apply for accidents on or after 14 February 2018

*  Applicable for accidents on or after 20/11/2013

^ Annual Indexation introduced November 2013

# AWE Indexation for 2016/17 allows for the reduction in the index for 2015/16 which was not passed on

Related information:

The Impairment payments for accidents on or after 16 December 2004

The Impairment payments for accidents before 16 December 2004