The Lifetime Support Scheme will come into effect on 1 July 2014. The purpose of the Scheme is to cover the costs of treatment, care and support for persons “catastrophically injured” in motor vehicle accidents, regardless of who was at fault and including those situations where no driver was at fault.
The Lifetime Support Scheme will not provide compensation for "pain and suffering" or economic loss (see What can be claimed? below) and the fault-based CTP scheme would still need to be used to recover such losses.
Part 2 of the Lifetime Support Scheme Rules defines what injuries may be considered "catastrophic" and include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, severe burns and permanent blindness.
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