The ACT Lifetime Care and Support Scheme
We have an agreement with the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Commissioner to pay for treatment, rehabilitation and care for participants of the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Scheme on behalf the Commissioner.
If you’ve been severely injured in a motor accident in the ACT from 1 July 2014 you may be eligible for the ACT LTCS Scheme.
'Severely injured' can include:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord injury
- permanent blindness
To be eligible, you must meet specific criteria for both the injury and the motor accident. The criteria is outlined in the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Guidelines on the ACT Treasury website.
Most people severely injured in a motor accident in the ACT will be taken to a major hospital. The hospital usually completes an ACT severe injury advice form with you or your family member, which notifies us about your injuries. This form can be found on the ACT Treasury website and is different to the form used for accidents that happened in NSW.
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 ACT interim application form to determine if you are eligible for the ACT LTCS Scheme.
The interim application form is available on the ACT Treasury website with more information about the application process.
If you have already left hospital and think you may be eligible for the ACT Scheme, contact us on 1300 738 586 to find out more information about eligibility and how we can help you apply.