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5.17.2 Energy Payments

MRCA permanent impairment payment recipients may be entitled to  energy payments.      

Energy payments are automated for most clients.  Entitlement to energy payments must be manually determined for a small group of clients with between 5 and 10 impairment points who don't receive ongoing permanent impairment payments.  Follow the steps in this table to determine entitlement to energy payments.

Step

Question

If Yes

If No

1

Does the client have 5 or more impairment points

Go to 2

Client is not eligible for  energy payments

2

Does the client have 10 or more impairment points

System will automatically assess entitlement to energy payments

Go to 3

3

Does the client have an accepted disability associated with loss of a finger or toe, loss of hearing or loss of sense of smell or taste?

Go to 4

Client is not eligible for energy payments

4

Does one alone of the accepted disabilities in Step 3 contribute at least 5 impairment points?

Go to 5

Client is not eligible for energy payments

5

Does the client receive weekly PI payments or have they received a PI lump sum?

System will automatically assess entitlement to energy payments

Go to 6

6

Does the client receive an above general rate disability pension, including where the pension rate is nil due to compensation offsetting?

System will automatically assess entitlement to energy payments

Go to 7

7

Is the rate of PI nil solely due to paragraph 398(3)(b) of the MRCA or subsection 13(4) of the MRCA (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004?

Energy payments may be payable subject to portability rules.  Refer the case to Business Systems Administration section for manual commencement of clean energy payments.

Client is not eligible for energy payments