Eligibility

If you've been severely injured in a motor accident in NSW from 1 October 2006 (for children under 16) or from 1 October 2007 (for adults), you may be eligible for the Scheme.

'Severely injured' can include:

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

To be eligible, you must meet specific criteria for both the injury and the motor accident. The criteria is outlined in the Lifetime Care and Support guidelines.

Most people severely injured in a motor accident in NSW will be taken to a major hospital. The hospital usually completes a severe Injury advice form with you or your family member, which notifies us about your injuries.

We will then appoint a LTCS Coordinator who will contact you and the hospital to find out more about your injuries and the accident, and to help you complete an interim application form to determine if you are eligible for the Scheme.

Read more about the application process at our How to apply page.

If you have already left hospital and think you may be eligible for the Scheme, contact us on 1300 738 586 to find out more information about eligibility and how we can help you apply.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ACT LTCS SCHEME

If you were injured in a motor accident in the ACT from 1 July 2014, you may be elgibile for the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Scheme.  Information about eligibility for the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Scheme can be found at the ACT Treasury website