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INDEXED BY

FROM
1/7/2017

FROM
1/7/2018

FROM
1/7/2019

  $$$
MEDICAL EXCESS:  AWE 651¹ N/A N/A
     
LOSS OF EARNINGS:     
Maximum Weekly AWE 1,300 1,350 1,390
Minimum Weekly (or 100% of pre-accident weekly earnings) AWE 640 665 686
Dependants - first AWE 181 188 194
Dependants - other AWE 58 60 62
     
LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY:     
Maximum Weekly AWE 1,110 1,150 1,190
Minimum Weekly (or 100% of pre-accident earning capacity) AWE 594 617 637
Dependants - first AWE 168 174 180
Dependants - other AWE 57 59 61
Supported Employment Program - Unaffected Earnings CPI 162 166 169
     
SAFETY NET INCOME BENEFIT (Weekly): AWE 1,300 1,350 1,390
     
FATAL DEPENDENCY:     
Maximum Weekly AWE 1,300 1,350 1,390
Minimum Weekly (or 100% of the deceased's earning capacity) AWE 640 665 686
Dependants - first AWE 181 188 194
Dependants - other AWE 58 60 62
Lump Sum CPI 181,180 185,140 188,930
Education Allowance CPI 2,890 2,950 3,010
Surviving child weekly benefit AWE 181 188 194
Family Counselling Allowance CPI 16,160 16,510 16,850
Funeral Expenses *  CPI 15,230 15,560 15,880
Travel and Accommodation Expenses to Attend a Funeral (applies to accidents on or after 14 December 2016) CPI 5,070 5,180 5,290
     
FAMILY MEMBER VISITING EXPENSES:     
Maximum Allowance per Claim CPI 10,780 11,020

20,000 (from 28/9/18)
20,410
Parental loss of wagesAWE 10,000
(from 28/9/18)
10,320
Maximum weekly amount payable for parental loss of wages  1,3501,390
     
CAPPED AMOUNT FOR DAILY LIVING EXPENSES (applies to TAC clients residing in Shared Supported Accommodation facilities or Supported Residential Services) AWE^  35 35.80 36.50
     
OTHER NO-FAULT BENEFITS:     
Travel to Work Allowance CPI 1,400 1,430 1,460
Post Hospital Support Allowance AWE 5,090 5,290 5,460
     
MAXIMUM NO-FAULT: CPI 174,210 178,010 181,660
     
COMMON LAW:     
Threshold CPI 53,550 54,720 55,840
Maximum Pecuniary Loss CPI 1,205,730 1,232,060 1,257,290
Maximum Pain/Suffering CPI 535,850 547,550 558,760
Maximum Wrongs Act CPI 877,680 896,850 915,220
     
CPI INDEX   1.4774% 2.1838% 2.0481%
AWE INDEX   3.4833% 3.8430% 3.1981%
     

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