Accident Compensation Act 2001

127 Payment of weekly compensation and lump sum compensation to claimant outside New Zealand

(1)

The Corporation must not pay weekly compensation to a claimant who suffered personal injury outside New Zealand for which he or she has cover, and who is not for the time being in New Zealand, unless he or she—

(a)

had earnings while absent from New Zealand before suffering the personal injury; or

(b)

had earnings within the period of 6 months immediately before leaving New Zealand.

(2)

The Corporation must not pay weekly compensation to a claimant outside New Zealand if his or her entitlement to it is based on earnings in employment in New Zealand that, under the Immigration Act 2009, he or she was not lawfully entitled to undertake.

(3)

The Corporation must not pay any weekly compensation or lump sum compensation to a claimant outside New Zealand unless his or her condition has been assessed for the purposes of this Act by a person approved for the purpose by the Corporation.

(4)

If weekly compensation or lump sum compensation is payable outside New Zealand and the claimant’s right to receive the compensation is to be assessed, the Corporation is not required to meet—

(a)

any costs incurred by the claimant overseas; or

(b)

any costs relating to the return of the claimant to New Zealand for assessment.

Compare: 1998 No 114 s 128

Section 127(1): amended, on 11 May 2005, by section 60(6) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).

Section 127(2): amended, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Section 127(2): amended, on 11 May 2005, by section 60(6) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).

Section 127(3): amended, on 11 May 2005, by section 60(6) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).

Section 127(4): amended, on 1 July 2005, by section 60(7) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).