The following information provides general advice on the entitlements that may be available to you depending on your capacity for work.
After your last day of service with NSWPF you will receive your weekly benefit in fortnightly payments directly from EML into your nominated bank account.
Ask your case manager for a more accurate indication of your entitlements.
No capacity for work
You have had your last day of service with NSW Police and you remain certified as having no capacity for work.
Capacity for work outside of NSW Police
You are unable to return to work with NSW Police, however your treatment providers have certified you as having some capacity for work outside of the NSWPF.
Working in a new career
General advice on the entitlements that may be available to NSW Police Officers transitioning to working new career.
Earning Capacity Assessment
An Earning Capacity Assessment is performed to determine the appropriate weekly pay rate for a worker whose circumstances are described in Section 40A of the 1987 Act.
Current Weekly Wage Rate (CWWR)
Your CWWR is your pre-injury salary. Additional payments you may have received for overtime, shift work, special expenses and penalty rates are not included in your CWWR. The rate is provided by the NSWPF.
The statutory rate
The statutory rate and maximum payable amount are set by SIRA. Your individual allowance is determined by the information you provide in the Statutory Declaration form.
There are different rates depending on whether you have a spouse and any dependents in your household. Please note that children aged between 16 and 21 are only considered dependent if they are enrolled in fulltime study.
The statutory rate is indexed in April and October each year. The latest rates are published on the SIRA website. Speak to your Case Manager to determine the statutory rate that applies to you.
Income protection claim
Police Officers can submit a separate claim for income protection to TAL who will assess the claim against TAL’s policy.
An income protection claim is a separate claim and is managed by TAL. The decision to accept an income protection claim is made by TAL and is not connected with EML’s eligibility processes.
Click here for more information about TAL income protection.
After your last day of service with NSWPF you will receive your weekly benefit in fortnightly payments directly from EML into your nominated bank account. The timing of these payments is aligned to your usual NSWPF payments to ensure a smooth transition.
Your case manager will request you complete and return three forms. The forms help determine your correct rate of pay. It is important that you return these forms promptly to avoid delay in your payments being made.
Statutory declaration form
Read and complete all sections of the statutory declaration form.
EFT form - claims payments
Requests for payment by Electronic Funds Transfer will be processed following receipt of an original copy of this completed form.
Information you provide in this tax file number (TFN) declaration will allow your payer to work out how much tax to withhold from payments made to you.
Important to note when completing the tax declaration form
If you have an income protection claim you will need to complete this form once for EML and once for TAL.
At Question 8 “Do you want to claim the tax-free threshold from this payer?” if you select ‘Yes’ on the EML declaration and ‘Yes’ on any other declaration (for example TAL or an employer) you will likely generate a tax debt.
We recommend you contact your accountant for advice when completing the tax declaration form and advise them if you are receiving both workers compensation and income protection payments or income from an employer.
Keeping your payments accurate
When you have successfully obtained employment please make sure you provide your case manager with your ongoing payslips. Your payment entitlements may change with new employment. Your case manager will calculate your current entitlements to make sure you continue to receive the correct payment.