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20.20.4 Some involuntary medical discharges are also caught by S19(4)(c)


In some cases a member who is incapacitated for his/her original role may be offered a transfer to a new role within his/her residual capability i.e. as an alternative to an involuntary medical discharge. If the member refuses that transfer and prefers to proceed to a medical discharge, S19(4)(c) applies.

That is, after having become incapacitated, he or she has been offered 'suitable employment' and has 'failed to engage or continue to engage' in that employment. As a result, that member's potential earnings are deemed to be 'the amount....if he or she were engaged in that employment' i.e. no change and there is therefore no entitlement to weekly incapacity payments.