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Where are they now & where did the money go? ACC admits work test may mean pay cuts

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:52 AM

Where are these people whom were kicked off in the 1990's?

Have there been any real cost savings?

Who has gained the greatest financial benefits?

We have reason to believe it is overpaid & never to be made ACCountable ACC management and it's "tick the boxes" Medical Assessors, not the injured persons whom are all to frequently sent to inappropriately qualified "Experts".

The Public have a right to have their ACC Levies disbursed in compliance with the Law.

ACC admits work test may mean pay cuts: [3 Edition]
EDWARDS, Brent. Evening Post [Wellington, New Zealand] 14 Nov 1997: 4.

ACC acknowledges that its new work capacity test could force people back into jobs paying less than they earned before they were injured.

Opposition MPs on Parliament's social services committee were concerned that people would be deemed capable of work even when they had no hope of returning to their previous occupations.

Those people could then be forced into lower-paid work or on to the dole if they either refused to accept or could not find other work.

At a committee hearing on Wednesday ACC executive services manager Gerard McGreevy said the MPs' concerns were legitimate.

"There is no mechanism that excludes the risks some members have referred to, such as someone in a high-paying job going to a low- paid job."

But Mr McGreevy said ACC was committed to rehabilitating people so that as far as possible they could return to similar work.

He indicated that people would only return to lower-paid work by agreement, but acknowledged that the legislation did not enable ACC to top up a person's income to its previous level if they accepted lower-paid employment.

National MP Gerry Brownlee asked whether the work test was a "draconian attack on people".

Mr McGreevy said ACC was not going to go through all its claimants to see if they had a capacity for work.

"(But) if in time they don't show the correct incentives themselves to look for work then the work capacity test will be used."

In response to a question from Labour MP Steve Maharey Mr McGreevy said between 4000 and 10,000 people presently receiving long-term ACC benefits could be affected by the work capacity test.

Later, Labour ACC spokeswoman Ruth Dyson claimed 7000 people currently working part-time while recovering from injuries could also lose their ACC payments under the test.

She told The Post the scheme was too arbitrary and said measures should have been taken to allow people to gradually resume full-time work.

Under the work capacity test, once people have finished a rehabilitation programme they will be assessed on what work they can do and then whether they are fit to return to work for 30 hours or more a week.

If deemed fit enough to work they are then given three months to find a job. If at the end of the three months they have not found a job they still lose their ACC payments and have to go on the dole. --------------------

CAPTION: Ruth Dyson - too arbitrary.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:37 PM


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