Changes To The Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA)

WICAThe Singapore Parliament has passed the amendments to the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) effective
1st January 2016

The key changes are as follows:

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WICA Payouts

a) Revised Compensation limits
b) Facilitating Return to Work
Treatments that facilitate early return to work will be claimable as part of WICA medical expenses. This would cover charges for physiotherapy and occupational and speech therapy, case management, psychotherapy, functional capacity evaluation and worksite assessment for purposes of rehabilitating an injured employee back to work, and the cost of medicines and artificial limbs and surgical appliances.

The costs for treatment to facilitate early return to work that form part of the medical expenses under the amendments will be subject to the newly revised cap of $36,000 or for a period of one year whichever is exhausted first. If you want to know more about WICA, read our WICA page or just visit MOM’s site to find out the details.

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