The “daily care” component of our legislation provides treatment, care and support for people who have sustained serious, lifelong disabilities in a motor accident. The same eligibility conditions apply as per the other part of our scheme, but our legislation ensures we adopt a lifetime care approach. This enables the MAIB to be actively involved in your lifetime rehabilitation, with the aim of restoring your maximum independence.
The maximum statutory limit for medical and associated expenses is removed for those who satisfy the ‘daily care’ component.
The MAIB can pay for counselling for any member of the immediate family of a person who is severely injured (and requires daily care). The person who is injured in the accident must have an accepted MAIB claim.
The maximum amount payable for counselling services is $1,270.00 per family member for motor accidents on or after 17 February 2020.
Road Trauma Support Tasmania also provides free counselling and support for people affected by road accidents, whatever your involvement may have been.