Daily care

Daily care

Daily Care

The “daily care” component of our legislation provides treatment, care and support for people who have sustained serious, lifelong disabilities in a motor accident.  The same eligibility conditions apply as per the other part of our scheme, but our legislation ensures we adopt a lifetime care approach.  This enables the MAIB to be actively involved in your lifetime rehabilitation, with the aim of restoring your maximum independence.

You may qualify for “daily care” if:

  • You require or you are likely to require, direct personal support for activities of daily living for at least 2 hours per day for an indefinite period, commencing no later than one year after the date of the accident.

The maximum statutory limit for medical and associated expenses is removed for those who satisfy the ‘daily care’ component.

We will determine if you meet the “daily care” component of our legislation by:

  • Engaging the services of a Support Needs Assessor to assess your current and ongoing attendant care requirements.
  • Obtaining thorough written medical advice on the injury sustained and the requirement for ongoing attendant care requirements.

Counselling services

The MAIB can pay for counselling for any member of the immediate family of a person who is severely injured (and requires daily care). The person who is injured in the accident must have an accepted MAIB claim.

The maximum amount payable for counselling services is $1,000.00 per family member.

How to claim the Counselling Services benefits:

  • Please provide details to the MAIB of who may seek counselling services and evidence of their relationship to the injured person.

How are the Counselling Services bills paid?

  • In most cases your counsellor will invoice the MAIB directly.
  • If you have paid a bill yourself, send the original receipt to the MAIB for reimbursement. Make a copy of the receipt for your own records.

Road Trauma Support Tasmania also provides free counselling and support for people affected by road accidents, whatever your involvement may have been.