National Injury Insurance Scheme (Motor Vehicle Accidents)
We want you to notify us as soon as possible about your injuries. You or others (a family member, friend or the hospital) with your consent can notify us.
Notify us by completing the Notification Form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can send us an email to email@example.com or call us on 1300 607 566.
We will contact you to provide you with further information about the Scheme and the next steps.
To enter the scheme you will need to complete an Application Form and have a qualified medical specialist complete the medical certificate.
We can assist you to complete an Application Form online. Alternatively you can download an Application Form, print it and send it to GPO Box 2203, Brisbane QLD 4001 or scan it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need you or someone who has authority to sign and date the application form, add any documents and send it to us for consideration.
Your application form should include:
- Medical information
- An additional assessment (for brain injuries and burns) may need to be completed and submitted with the application form. This is to give us extra information to check if you meet the criteria for those injury types. This assessment is called a FIM® (or WeeFIM® for children). There is more information on FIM® and WeeFIM® on the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) website. If more than one FIM® or WeeFIM® has been administered, both scores should be submitted. The NIISQ Agency will consider both assessments when determining eligibility. If there is more than one FIM® or WeeFIM® assessment, the most current information about the injured person’s need for assistance is considered when determining necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support needs.
- An authority signed by you or someone on your behalf, providing your consent for us to contact people (like doctors, police and ambulance officers) who have information that might help us make a decision about your eligibility for the Scheme.
What happens after you apply
Once we receive your application, we will review all the information provided and determine if your accident and injury meet the eligibility criteria to join the Scheme. We will inform you in writing of our decision. Where you have provided all information, this decision may take up to 28 days. Where further information is requested it may take longer, however we will keep you informed of the progress of your application.
As a participant, the Agency may pay for your necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support for up to two years while your injuries are still improving. Towards the end of those two years you will be assessed for lifetime participation. If you are eligible for lifetime participation you will receive necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support for the rest of your life.
If you don’t agree with our decision about eligibility for the Scheme you can ask for the decision to be reviewed. See the Reviews section for more information.