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Independance Alowance Query on how Impairment if Classified.

#1 User is offline   TBI 2WICE 

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 03:36 PM

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Hi all, this is our first time posting here and wanted to know if anyone could assist us.

My partner has had two brain injuries, one 20 years ago, which saw him off work for 6 odd months, and the second just 4 years ago, which has seen his quality of life diminish even more.

I am not sure if we want to go through the stress of applying for an independence allowance and opening ourselves up to the mercy of ACC.

How do they class your abilities or lack of, when you have had your life forever changed, no mtter how much rehab he will have he will always function at a much lesser rate than jo average.

When you cognitive abilities are impaired, they do not come back.

Anyone who has specifically experienced a TBI (traumatic brain injury) or knows what we might be in for if we were to ask about an independance allowance, we would be grateful of a reply.


Thanking you all in advance

TBI 2WICE'S WIFE

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:30 PM

 TBI 2WICE, on Oct 13 2004, 04:36 PM, said:

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Hi all, this is our first time posting here and wanted to know if anyone could assist us.

My partner has had two brain injuries, one 20 years ago, which saw him off work for 6 odd months, and the second just 4 years ago, which has seen his quality of life diminish even more.

I am not sure if we want to go through the stress of applying for an independence allowance and opening ourselves up to the mercy of ACC.

How do they class your abilities or lack of, when you have had your life forever changed, no mtter how much rehab he will have he will always function at a much lesser rate than jo average.

When you cognitive abilities are impaired, they do not come back.

Anyone who has specifically experienced a TBI (traumatic brain injury) or knows what we might be in for if we were to ask about an independance allowance, we would be grateful of a reply.


Thanking you all in advance

TBI 2WICE'S WIFE

Hi There let me introduce myself first of all my name is Darrell Pearce. I want to ask you first of all does your husband have an orthopaedic specialist who knows what he is talking about when you one happened 20 years ago & the next one 4 years ago i would ask myself why ask for an independence allowance when all you get is $11.01 it has since been increased but i am not sure of the amount. What i would do is ask the specialist first about an entitlement because you can now even apply for a lump sum payment from those scare mongering bastards & also put interest in as well.
If can of any assistance let me know because i know acc to well in am afraid.
My e-mail address is [email protected]
Regards
Darrell Pearce.

 TBI 2WICE, on Oct 13 2004, 04:36 PM, said:

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Hi all, this is our first time posting here and wanted to know if anyone could assist us.

My partner has had two brain injuries, one 20 years ago, which saw him off work for 6 odd months, and the second just 4 years ago, which has seen his quality of life diminish even more.

I am not sure if we want to go through the stress of applying for an independence allowance and opening ourselves up to the mercy of ACC.

How do they class your abilities or lack of, when you have had your life forever changed, no mtter how much rehab he will have he will always function at a much lesser rate than jo average.

When you cognitive abilities are impaired, they do not come back.

Anyone who has specifically experienced a TBI (traumatic brain injury) or knows what we might be in for if we were to ask about an independance allowance, we would be grateful of a reply.


Thanking you all in advance

TBI 2WICE'S WIFE

Hi There let me introduce myself first of all my name is Darrell Pearce. I want to ask you first of all does your husband have an orthopaedic specialist who knows what he is talking about when you one happened 20 years ago & the next one 4 years ago i would ask myself why ask for an independence allowance when all you get is $11.01 it has since been increased but i am not sure of the amount. What i would do is ask the specialist first about an entitlement because you can now even apply for a lump sum payment from those scare mongering bastards & also put interest in as well.
If can of any assistance let me know because i know acc to well in am afraid.
My e-mail address is [email protected]
Regards
Darrell Pearce.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:00 PM

If you go ahead make sure you have current assessments from specialists in the feild, and pick a good assessor.

And letters from the specialists saying what % they assess your husband having using the AMA 4

Dont let the assessor make a decision on a feild he is not qualified, give him the information, from your treating specialist.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 07:45 PM

Look at the dates ....

You might find its all sorted..

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:18 AM

 darrellpearce, on Feb 5 2007, 03:30 PM, said:

 TBI 2WICE, on Oct 13 2004, 04:36 PM, said:

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Hi all, this is our first time posting here and wanted to know if anyone could assist us.

My partner has had two brain injuries, one 20 years ago, which saw him off work for 6 odd months, and the second just 4 years ago, which has seen his quality of life diminish even more.

I am not sure if we want to go through the stress of applying for an independence allowance and opening ourselves up to the mercy of ACC.

How do they class your abilities or lack of, when you have had your life forever changed, no mtter how much rehab he will have he will always function at a much lesser rate than jo average.

When you cognitive abilities are impaired, they do not come back.

Anyone who has specifically experienced a TBI (traumatic brain injury) or knows what we might be in for if we were to ask about an independance allowance, we would be grateful of a reply.


Thanking you all in advance

TBI 2WICE'S WIFE

Hi There let me introduce myself first of all my name is Darrell Pearce. I want to ask you first of all does your husband have an orthopaedic specialist who knows what he is talking about when you one happened 20 years ago & the next one 4 years ago i would ask myself why ask for an independence allowance when all you get is $11.01 it has since been increased but i am not sure of the amount. What i would do is ask the specialist first about an entitlement because you can now even apply for a lump sum payment from those scare mongering bastards & also put interest in as well.
If can of any assistance let me know because i know acc to well in am afraid.
My e-mail address is [email protected]
Regards
Darrell Pearce.

 TBI 2WICE, on Oct 13 2004, 04:36 PM, said:

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Hi all, this is our first time posting here and wanted to know if anyone could assist us.

My partner has had two brain injuries, one 20 years ago, which saw him off work for 6 odd months, and the second just 4 years ago, which has seen his quality of life diminish even more.

I am not sure if we want to go through the stress of applying for an independence allowance and opening ourselves up to the mercy of ACC.

How do they class your abilities or lack of, when you have had your life forever changed, no mtter how much rehab he will have he will always function at a much lesser rate than jo average.

When you cognitive abilities are impaired, they do not come back.

Anyone who has specifically experienced a TBI (traumatic brain injury) or knows what we might be in for if we were to ask about an independance allowance, we would be grateful of a reply.


Thanking you all in advance

TBI 2WICE'S WIFE

Hi There let me introduce myself first of all my name is Darrell Pearce. I want to ask you first of all does your husband have an orthopaedic specialist who knows what he is talking about when you one happened 20 years ago & the next one 4 years ago i would ask myself why ask for an independence allowance when all you get is $11.01 it has since been increased but i am not sure of the amount. What i would do is ask the specialist first about an entitlement because you can now even apply for a lump sum payment from those scare mongering bastards & also put interest in as well.
If can of any assistance let me know because i know acc to well in am afraid.
My e-mail address is [email protected]
Regards
Darrell Pearce.

Hi there it is Darrell here. just to clarify for you. I got confirmation last week from Tania Briggs centre manager at the npc that acc can do an assessment for traumatic brain injuries they advised me that a neurologist or a neuropsychiatrist can do those types of assessments. It depends who is trained in the use of the ama4 & the acc user handbook. I would ask acc tomorrow for a list of assessors for brain injury assessments.
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Darrell.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:48 AM

Will you please post this list when received, thanx.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:59 AM

Hi Darryl and Greg

I have heard that Dr Codyre in Auckland is a ACC approved IA assessor, although I have not been given him as he assessed my 'Mental caused by Physical'.

He is diffinately an ACC approved Pyschriatrist, the question of if he does IA is only hearsay.

I have been given Dr Rosie Fenwick to do my IA assessment for Mental only. Physical having been done some time ago.

She comes from Wellington. I was supposed to have heard from her by now, but am still waiting.

I am expecting my 'Mental' % to be added to my Physical % impairment (but by the AMA guidelines, this does not mean they will add up exactly as it is 'combined' as in the guide set out in the back of the AMA guidelines for Impairement).

I will post here when I have had my assessment and let you know how it takes place. I am interested to see how much % permanent mental impairment is worth.

The things one should remember about IA is that it recognizes permanent impairment, although at a low rate of monies, it is tax free and for life. Unlike the W/C.

Once you have IA it unlikely to be taken off you, as your impairment will always be there. If anything it will get worse, not better and you may apply for it to be re-assessed if it gets worse.

You may still recieve this money even on pension (super) which would be helpful in ones latter years.

Cheers
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:38 AM

 mini, on Apr 9 2007, 09:59 AM, said:

Hi Darryl and Greg

I have heard that Dr Codyre in Auckland is a ACC approved IA assessor, although I have not been given him as he assessed my 'Mental caused by Physical'.

He is diffinately an ACC approved Pyschriatrist, the question of if he does IA is only hearsay.

I have been given Dr Rosie Fenwick to do my IA assessment for Mental only. Physical having been done some time ago.

She comes from Wellington. I was supposed to have heard from her by now, but am still waiting.

I am expecting my 'Mental' % to be added to my Physical % impairment (but by the AMA guidelines, this does not mean they will add up exactly as it is 'combined' as in the guide set out in the back of the AMA guidelines for Impairement).

I will post here when I have had my assessment and let you know how it takes place. I am interested to see how much % permanent mental impairment is worth.

The things one should remember about IA is that it recognizes permanent impairment, although at a low rate of monies, it is tax free and for life. Unlike the W/C.

Once you have IA it unlikely to be taken off you, as your impairment will always be there. If anything it will get worse, not better and you may apply for it to be re-assessed if it gets worse.

You may still recieve this money even on pension (super) which would be helpful in ones latter years.

Cheers
mini

Morning Mini Darrell here. Just one thing if you want the process to be sped up ask the case manager not to send the report to peer review as it takes to long i just did that & acc want to issue a decision quickly so they decided not to send my report from Gavin Farr when it arrives back to peer review they will just issue a decision that we are happy with. I advised them that if i am not happy i will go to review & they said to me that once the report is in i will get a copy i then have to read through the report & contact my case manager back & have a teleconference they are uncomfortable about the review because of the number of reviews i have had. One thing is i will be asking for backdated compensation in relation to my physical claim & i will also belt them with interest because of there refusal to perform assessments under the flp questionaire. I hope your % come in above 10%.
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Darrell.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 04:36 PM

yes Daryl I am already on 17% so as the Mental is caused by Physical it should be combined to the amount already there, no matter how much it is I beleive they all get combined together even if they didnt happen at the same time.

I too am not leaving without backdating, us my Application was in before July 1999 and for some reason that is a very important date. Can't remember why now, never mind hasn't happened yet.

Good luck
Cheers Mini
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:36 AM

The AMA standards they use are superceeded several time i believe since the process they set up tp reduce allowance paid proir to the introduction of the ammendment.................I was under a full allowance of 100% under the system used prior which effectively halved money they paid after their jiggery pokery. It is interesting when I was suspended for over a year I went onto invalids benifit and was under a less pecuniary assessment by hospital boarde utilised by winz I was awarded full allowance.......
Bloody thieveng mongrels a pox on them and all who execute their perfidity and may they rot in hell.
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