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3. General Provisions to Calculate Normal Weekly Earnings (NWE) or Normal Earnings (NE)

Last amended 
10 August 2017

Incapacity payments are essentially the difference between what a person would normally earn in a week, (called either Normal Weekly Earnings (NWE) under the SRCA or Normal Earnings (NE) under the MRCA) and the amount  they are actually earning in a week following their injury.  

Establishing a person’s NWE or NE forms the basis for all incapacity payment calculations and is intended to be a representation of what the person could normally have expected to earn but for the injury.  A person’s NWE or NE is a notional amount.