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  1. In Topic: Minimum wage - Weekly compensation

    16 October 2018 - 04:35 PM

    View PostRobBob, on 11 October 2018 - 12:03 PM, said:

    Greetings to all.
    Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere (if so, please let me know where!) Ive searched but not found.
    Im self employed and after an accident have been put on a weekly compensation, physio and now return to work scheme.
    My self emplyed earnings for last year were below minimum wage, so that was topped up to minimum wage.
    Ive been told that lasts only 3 months and received this (to me rather confusing email)
    'Your Weekly Compensation is currently based on your previous years tax returns you provided us. The interim amount you’re receiving is based on the earnings you had as well as ACC having “topped this up” as what you earned essentially was below the minimum wage. Interim weekly compensation is payable for a maximum of three months – we are now at this point.
    Could you please confirm with me that you would like to keep receiving the advance or, could you please confirm you have in fact filed your latest tax returns in order for this to be recalculated. Please note though Rob, If your interim payments were less than the actual weekly compensation you're entitled to, we'll pay you the amount owing. However, if we've overpaid you, we will ask you to repay the difference.
    Please let me know as soon as you can what you would like to do so I can ensure your Weekly Compensation payments can continue.'

    What does this mean?
    Do ACC have to pay me at least a minimum wage regardless of what my tax return was from the previous year?
    How could I be liable to pay back money if they were only paying me the minimum wage?

    Im confused and dont want to end up owing them money!

    With thanks in advance for your help

    in these circumstances , get a competent person , if oneself is not sure of what the the corporation is really requiring ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  2. In Topic: Minimum wage - Weekly compensation

    16 October 2018 - 04:17 PM

    View PostAlan Thomas, on 11 October 2018 - 04:26 PM, said:

    I don't understand what you are stating with regards to your earnings being lower than the minimum wage yet it seems you are saying that your earnings compensation was based on the minimum wage. Please explain how this falls within the ACC legislation.

    I also don't understand how of there has been some kind of suggestion of three months limitation for your earnings compensation when no such suggestion of such limitation exists in the legislation. Please explain how they have come to this decision.

    From what I understand Rob is that it is compensation is based on 80% of your previous earnings without regards to any other legislation with regards to minimum wage. In addition there is nothing to suggest ACC pays something in the form of wages, minimum or otherwise but rather simply pays 80% of your actual earnings up until a maximum amount.

    I am in your situation at the moment whereby I had returned to work after a period of incapacity to earn and needed to set up the work environment to suit my residual capacity and as such had not returned to an earning capacity in any way or form despite the fact that I was working for the purposes of earning. After acknowledging that I was reinjured during this period of time of setting up my business after a new injury and that now I could not work at all the ACC had no interest in discussing the value of my work which to my understanding is quite considerable. ACC simply will not enter Into any communications of any sort regarding this predicament. Your situation might provide me with some insight as to what is actually going on.

    btw , all :rolleyes: an , any advancements As in your lost entitlementds being restored
  3. In Topic: Minimum wage - Weekly compensation

    16 October 2018 - 04:10 PM

    View PostAlan Thomas, on 11 October 2018 - 04:26 PM, said:

    I don't understand what you are stating with regards to your earnings being lower than the minimum wage yet it seems you are saying that your earnings compensation was based on the minimum wage. Please explain how this falls within the ACC legislation.

    I also don't understand how of there has been some kind of suggestion of three months limitation for your earnings compensation when no such suggestion of such limitation exists in the legislation. Please explain how they have come to this decision.

    From what I understand Rob is that it is compensation is based on 80% of your previous earnings without regards to any other legislation with regards to minimum wage. In addition there is nothing to suggest ACC pays something in the form of wages, minimum or otherwise but rather simply pays 80% of your actual earnings up until a maximum amount.

    I am in your situation at the moment whereby I had returned to work after a period of incapacity to earn and needed to set up the work environment to suit my residual capacity and as such had not returned to an earning capacity in any way or form despite the fact that I was working for the purposes of earning. After acknowledging that I was reinjured during this period of time of setting up my business after a new injury and that now I could not work at all the ACC had no interest in discussing the value of my work which to my understanding is quite considerable. ACC simply will not enter Into any communications of any sort regarding this predicament. Your situation might provide me with some insight as to what is actually going on.

    [provide all incomes , as in your earnings , is a starting point towards the corporation , :rolleyes:
  4. In Topic: Choose your weapon

    03 October 2018 - 07:20 PM

    [quote name='tommy' timestamp='1538550942' post='260313']
    nothing has changed as insures , the point remains what choice does one have ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :rolleyes:/>/>
    [/the commoner , at the mercy of ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  5. In Topic: Choose your weapon

    03 October 2018 - 07:15 PM

    View PostAlan Thomas, on 03 October 2018 - 01:27 PM, said:

    Do you think it would have made a difference of 1000 or even 10,000 people signed your letter. You must remember that the non-injured people carry more votes than those who are injured and that the only thing that is going to gain the attention of any minister is the potential failure to be re-elected. That means you need to go to his own electorate and knock on every single door of that electorate and get the signature addressing your concerns from the majority of his potential voters. Something like that could be a wake up call. The logistics of knocking on every door of a distract is an enormous undertaking. Don't forget that the only people that are likely to provide such assistance as other injured people such as ourselves most of whom are not going to be able to carry out the necessary "work" of doing the great door knock.

    nothing has changed as insures , the point remains what choice does one have ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :rolleyes:/>