Working with us

The Lifetime Care and Support Scheme is run by the Lifetime Care and Support Authority. Our purpose is to support people who have severe injuries as a result of a motor accident in NSW. We do this in partnership with service providers like you.

Service providers include:

  • medical practitioners and allied health professionals
  • case managers
  • attendant care providers
  • other service providers, including equipment suppliers and home maintenance or modification providers.

Severe injuries include:

  • traumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord injury
  • amputations
  • burns
  • permanent blindness.

For more information on eligibility and applying to the Scheme see Eligibility and How to apply.

Becoming a service provider

There are some providers who need to be approved or appointed to provide services. We will advertise in our icare lifetime care enews when applications or tenders are available for these roles.

Providers other than those listed below do not need to be approved or appointed to work with participants in the Scheme.

See our providing services, and invoicing information sheet for more information on working with us.

Case managers

All case managers must be approved by us to deliver services to Scheme participants. For information on how to apply to be an approved case manager (LTCS), see Case management.

Attendant care providers

We have a panel of attendant care providers who are approved to offer services to our participants for a contract term following an open tender process. See Attendant care providers for information on our panel.

Dispute assessors

Dispute assessors apply individually and are appointed (for a set time period). See Disputes about your needs for more information.

Building modifications

We are currently requesting applications from occupational therapists experienced in completing major home modifications who are interested in being appointed to our panel of occupational therapists. The occupational therapists are appointed to carry out major building modifications (eg at home, school or workplace) for severely injured participants (in the Lifetime Care and support Scheme) and workers (in the icare workers care program). Download our request for applications from occupational therapists for more information.

Getting paid

We do not have set fees for most services. The exceptions are:

  • attendant care services
  • dispute assessors' services
  • services for building modifications.

We will pay you within 30 days of receiving all required documentation. See Invoicing for more information on getting paid for services in the Scheme.

Who you can contact for information

Most participants will have a case manager. They are the main contact for other service providers and are responsible for organising and requesting most treatment, rehabilitation and care for participants. Contact the participant's LTCS coordinator to find out more about case managers.

Each participant also has a LTCS coordinator. Their job is to be the first point of contact at our agency. They can also provide you with information about the needs of the participant and the Scheme. They can be contacted on 1300 738 586.

For more information see our coordinators and case managers information sheet.

New to the scheme?

We run a number of workshops for providers who are new to the Scheme, and also for more experienced providers. See Training and workshops section for more information.

Keep up to date

The best way to keep up to date with the Scheme is to subscribe to our enews.