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3. General Provisions to Calculate Normal Weekly Earnings (NWE) or Normal Earnings (NE)
Last amended10 August 2017
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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.