News » Lump Sum / Independence Allowance and other entitlements
January 17th 2006
Access Support Services regularly come into contact with claimants who are not aware that they may have entitlement to lump sum compensation and/or the independence allowance. It would appear that ACC has failed to effectively communicate this entitlement to claimants over the years.
Most disadvantaged are those claimants who have literacy difficulties. These people are strongly represented in work-related gradual process type injuries because they tend to be engaged in physically repetitive tasks. These types of injuries tend to reach the 10% impairment threshold, therefore qualifying them to either a lump sum or an independence allowance.
Another group are those who were advised of their possible entitlements at a time when they were in no state, due to the effects of their injury or medication, to properly take in that advice.
You can contact us to discuss what entitlement you may be eligible to by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org