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13.3 'Current Employee' or 'Non-former Employee'
For policy and administrative purposes, clients are often described as 'current employees' or 'non-former employees'. These terms have no statutory basis, but they are a convenient way of describing any person covered by the SRCA who is not a former employee.
A 'current employee' may have been injured, and have retired, before 1 December 1988, the critical issue of distinction is whether they were receiving weekly compensation at the commencing day.
This distinction means that it is both possible and correct for two people, who received similar injuries in the same training accident before 1 December 1988 and who retired at about the same time, to have quite different compensation entitlements.