Accident Compensation Act 2001

Effect of New Zealand superannuation

52 Relationship between weekly compensation and New Zealand superannuation

(1)

Subclause (2) applies to a claimant who—

(a)

first becomes entitled to weekly compensation before reaching New Zealand superannuation qualification age; and

(b)

has been entitled to it for 24 months or longer before reaching that age.

(2)

The claimant loses entitlement to weekly compensation on reaching that age.

(3)

Subclause (4) applies to a claimant who first becomes entitled to weekly compensation—

(a)

less than 24 months before reaching New Zealand superannuation qualification age; or

(b)

on or after reaching New Zealand superannuation qualification age.

(4)

The claimant is entitled to weekly compensation for 24 months from the date of entitlement to the compensation.

(5)

Nothing in this clause entitles a claimant to weekly compensation if the claimant is not otherwise entitled to it under this Act.

Schedule 1 clause 52: replaced, on 1 July 2019, by section 10(1) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 10).