The JCPP and JobCover 6 are financial incentives programs offered to employers by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA). These programs promote the employment of workers who have experience a workplace or motor vehicle injury and are ready to return to work.
Most employers can access these programs and employers utilising JobCover 6 can opt to extend into the JCPP at the end of the program period.
JCPP program can be utilised by employers offering a minimum of 16 hour per week (64 hours per month) ongoing employment for a period of 12 months or more.
JobCover 6 can be utilised in cases an employer is able to offer a minimum of 16 hours per week (64 hours per month) ongoing employment for a period of 6 months*.
Programs are comprised of three benefits outlined below:
An employment allowance up to $27,400 for the workers first year of employment with the new employer (JCPP) paid in three instalments with allowances claimed at the end of each period through the worker’s Scheme Agent
- At week 12, a lump sum reimbursement of up to $400 per week in worker wages for the first 12 weeks of employment (JCPP and JobCover 6)
- At week 26, a lump sum reimbursement of up to $500 per week in worker wages for the preceding 14 weeks of employment (JCPP and JobCover 6)
- At week 52, a lump sum reimbursement of up to $600 per week for the preceding 26 weeks of employment (JCPP only)
* Employers utilising JobCover 6 who meet eligibility criteria may be able transition to JCPP at end of the initial program period.
Injury Insurance Protection
If the worker suffers a work-related aggravation or re-occurrence of their injury during the first two years of employment, eligible employers are protected from the costs of a workers compensation claim and premiums will not increase as a result of the claim.
Workers Insurance Premium Exemption
Eligible employers under these programs will have worker’s wages exempted from workers compensation premium calculations for the first two years of their employment.
Further information on these programs can be found on www.sira.nsw.gov.au