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Have your say on change to accident compensation legislation


Have your say on changes to accident compensation legislation

The Education and Workforce Committee is seeking public submissions on legislation that aims to improve the way the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) scheme works.

The ACC scheme was set up to support New Zealanders recovering from injury, including income, treatment, and rehabilitation costs.

The Accident Compensation Amendment Bill seeks to fix gaps, errors, and inconsistencies within the Accident Compensation Act 2001, and between the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 and the Veterans’ Support Act 2014. This includes entitlements for injured people nearing retirement age, surviving spouses, veterans, and for New Zealand families posted overseas.

It aims to make minor and technical changes to improve the efficiency of how the ACC scheme works. The bill proposes to disestablish the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment identified the proposed amendments through its work programme that reviews the regulatory systems for legislation that it administers.

Tell the Education and Workforce Committee what you think
Send your submission on the bill by midnight on 29 June 2018.
For more details about the bill:
Read the full contents of the bill
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