How to apply for a review
DRSL organises ACC reviews for people who do not agree with a decision or outcome of their ACC claim. As soon as you have a decision from ACC you can apply for a review. You must apply to ACC for a review within three months of the date of the decision. In special circumstances, ACC can extend this time, but you should not rely on this.
To apply for a review:
Fill out an ACC33 application form. You can download a copy of the form from this site, or you can get a copy at any ACC office. Alternatively, you can write a letter that says:
- you are applying for a review decision
- the date of the ACC decision
- your reasons for wanting a review
- the results you want from the review.
The review application process is also outlined on the ACC website, which includes information on where to send your review application.
What happens next?
ACC will take another look at the decision in your case. If it decides to stay with its original decision, ACC then sends a copy of your application to DRSL and the review process begins.
If ACC decides to change its decision, it will let both you and DRSL know, and you can withdraw the review. You can decide to withdraw from the review at any time, and do not have to give either ACC or DRSL a reason. You will have to let DRSL know in writing however. You can either send a letter or fill in ACC's withdrawl form. You may also want to call or email DRSL to let them know before putting it in writing, so that any arrangements for a hearing can be cancelled.