The New Zealand Law Foundation has given more funding to Acclaim Otago, an advocacy group for people who are disabled due to injury.
Acclaim Otago will use the funding to research the barriers people face trying to challenge ACC decisions. Part of the research is an online survey, which is available on the Acclaim Otago website.
“People find it very difficult to challenge ACC decisions, and that has almost nothing to do with whether those decisions are correct or not. ACC simply records an 82% success rate at reviews, and relies on that to justify its decision-making. This research aims to identify the reality behind those statistics,” says Dr Denise Powell, spokesperson for Acclaim Otago.
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