Sick & Accident Benefit

 

Purpose:

A regular payment to assist the Member recuperate during a prolonged and continuous absence from work due to injury or illness.

Eligibility:

  • Member Only
  • Member must be absent from work for more than two weeks.
  • Member must be continuously absent from work.

 

Benefit:

  • There is no payment for the first two (2) weeks.
  • Then $40 per week for ten (10) weeks.
  • Further payments are subject to a Benefit Review process.

Payment:

  • Payments are made two weeks in arrears to allow for payroll verification.
  • Payments cease immediately the Member returns to work.

Notes:

  • Members must lodge a Claim Form before payments will commence.
  • Members must lodge a Benefit Review Form if further payments are required for more than 10 weeks.
  • Members must advise the Secretary when they return to work.