The AWE calculator, which calculates Average Weekly Earnings for Workers Compensation claims attached to a South Australian Policy, is accessed through the Wage Compensation Setup page. 

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Using the AWE Calculator

The calculator is split into four sections. Some fields will automatically be complete based on information already entered into the system. 

There are blue ? next to some fields, this is a help tool. Please select for further information regarding the field. 
For any fields that are not applicable leave as 0.00.

Employment & Payroll

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  • Incident date - this field will show the date as entered in the system. If incorrect it will need to be amended under the Edit Claim tab.

  • Weeks Employed - number of weeks the worker has been employed.

  • Last Payroll Date - the last pay date prior to the date of the incident. 

  • Payroll Frequency - how often the work is paid.

Pre-Injury Payments

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  • Based on the information entered into the Employment & Payroll section above the pay periods for the previous 52 weeks of employment (or number of weeks employed if employment is less than 52 weeks) will show. 

  • Enter the pre-injury payments for each pay period. There are four fields per period that require completion: Base Wages, Allowances, Overtime and Non-Cash benefits.

  • Multiple payments can be pasted directly from Excel.

Averages 

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Once the pre-injury payments section is complete the Averages fields will automatically show the relevant calculations. 

Average Week Earnings

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 Based on the Averages section the AWE will be calculated and show in the Average Weekly Earnings section.  

Both the Averages and Average Weekly Earnings fields can be manually overridden if required.

Once complete select Save Changes to be returned to the Wage Compensation Setup Page.

    

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