Accident compensation (ACC)
If you suffer an injury as a result of a crime, ACC may be able to help pay some of your costs. ACC also covers:
- injuries caused by medical treatment
- injuries that develop gradually, because of work
- mental injuries resulting from sexual assault or abuse.
Call ACC's claim information line - 0800 101 996 to find out more.
Who can apply?
ACC is a ‘no fault’ scheme. This means you can apply for help whether your injury was caused by:
- something you did (as long as you didn’t intentionally injure yourself), or
- someone else’s action.
Everyone in New Zealand can apply, regardless of:
- how old you are, or whether you’re working, retired, a student, etc
- whether you’re a New Zealand resident or you’re just visiting (if you’re a New Zealander on a short trip overseas you may also be covered).
What can ACC pay for?
ACC helps pay for treatment, and may also be able to fund and arrange other types of assistance to help you recover. ACC may be able to help with:
- treatment costs
- managing at home
- your work situation
- getting to and from the places you need to be
- serious injury
- financial support after someone dies as a result of injury.
More information about ACC
- ACC information online www.acc.co.nz (external link)
- Claim information free phone 0800 101 996