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6.4.4 Cessation of Incapacity Payments at Age 65

Last amended: 10 October 2013

Section 120 provides that weekly incapacity compensation is not payable under section 118 to a person who has reached 65 years of age.

However, incapacity payments may continue past age 65 where the person was injured after reaching age 63.  In these circumstances, section 121 provides that incapacity compensation may be paid for a maximum of 104 weeks (whether consecutive or not) after injury.

Note:  Other forms of compensation (e.g. medical expenses, permanent impairment, household care) still continue to be payable after age 65.