Communtity Law Manual | Health & disability | Accident compensation (ACC)

Accident compensation (ACC)

When you're covered and what you're entitled to

What this chapter covers

This chapter explains:

  • the key features of the accident compensation (ACC) scheme
  • the types of injuries and causes that ACC covers
  • the range of support you're entitled to, including treatment and compensation
  • support from ACC and other organisations for victims of the Christchurch shootings of March 2019
  • how to make an ACC claim, and your rights when you're dealing with ACC
  • your options for challenging an ACC decision.
Christchurch shootings: ACC support for victims

This chapter includes a section on ACC support that's available for the victims of the March 2019 terror attacks against our Christchurch Muslim community – see “Christchurch shootings: Support for victims”.

As well as the support available from ACC, that section also explains about help from other organisations – including financial, practical and mental health support from the Victim Support organisation, and financial support from Work and Income (WINZ).

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