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ACC – What support can I get?

Once ACC has covered your claim, they can provide various types of support. The type of help ACC can provide depends on what your needs are.

ACC can contribute to a wide range of medical and related costs, including doctor’s visits, treatment from various other health professionals, surgery, x-rays, prescription costs, etc.

If you need help managing at home following your injury, ACC can arrange various types of help for things like housework, your personal care and childcare.

For more information see the ACC website, or contact us to discuss your ACC claim.

The Future of ACC

ACC Forum Friday 26 August 2011 – Is New Zealand in danger of losing both what is best about the ACC scheme, and our place as a world leader in accident compensation? What can be done?


Costs Recoverable for a Review hearing

If you dispute a decision, and the matter proceeds to a Review hearing, there are certain costs and expenses the Reviewer can award. The Reviewer will award these costs, regardless of whether you win or lose the review, as long as he or she believes that the review was reasonably brought.


Transitional Job Search Services Contract

At the end of the Vocational Independence process the claimant is offered three months of Transitional Job Search Services from ACC.

We recommend that claimants take up these services. This is the contract between ACC and the Transitional Job Search Service Providers.


Asbestos: The Killer Disease

Describes the history and consequences of asbestos poisoning. Discusses the developments in accident compensation cover for asbestos related disease and the limitations of current entitlement.

By Hazel Armstrong


The ACC User Handbook to the AMA "Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment"

Defines levels of impairment for different physical and mental conditions. Used by ACC’s independence allowance and lump sum assessors.

It is proposed that the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Lump Sum and Independence Allowance) Regulations 2002 be amended to replace the current assessment tool for determining the level of permanent impairment, from the Fourth Edition of the American Medical Association Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA4) and the ACC User Handbook to AMA4 to the Sixth Edition of the Guidelines (AMA6) and the ACC User Handbook to AMA6.

See the consultation on regulations for the AMA guidelines here.