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What is the MAA?

The Motor Accidents Authority is a statutory corporation that regulates the NSW Motor Accidents Scheme. It was established by the Motor Accidents Act 1988 on 10 March 1989 and continues to be constituted under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999.

The MAA is a NSW government agency responsible for maintaining a fair, efficient, affordable and effective CTP Scheme. Because there are seven different insurers providing CTP in NSW, the MAA is also there to regulate premiums charged by these insurers.

The main goal of the MAA is to ensure maximum safety is maintained on the roads to reduce the number of roads accidents and road death toll. There are there to provide assistance to people injured in road accidents in the form of benefits through the means of compulsory third party scheme.

CTP cover is a legal requirement by vehicle owners wishing to register their car in NSW. It is there for their benefits because if you are involved in an accident and you are proven to be the driver at fault, your CTP covers you for injuries caused to other people involved in the accident.

The MAA regulates and monitors performance of the seven insurers to make sure greenslip premiums are affordable and easily accessible to the whole community.

For anyone injured in motor vehicle accidents, their claims for injuries are funded through the scheme which includes hospital treatments, rehabilitation, and other economic and non-economic loss as well. However, before the driver at fault is charged, anyone involved in the accident can claim an amount up to $5000 for treatments or lost wages.

Apart from managing the CTP Scheme, the MAA also funds road safety programs, works with the Roads and Maritime Services, keeps the community and the Government up to date about the scheme and handles complaints by vehicle owners against insurers.

The MAA also takes care of claimants by making sure their claims process is prompt and hassle free. They make sure disputes are resolved quickly and the outcome is just.

Motor Accidents (Lifetime Care and Support) Act 2006

The Lifetime Care and Support Authority of NSW is a statutory corporation established under the Motor Accidents (Lifetime Care and Support) Act 2006.

The Authority is responsible for the administration of the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (‘The Scheme’).

The Scheme provides lifelong treatment, rehabilitation and attendant care for people who have a spinal cord injury, a moderate to severe brain injury, multiple amputations, serious burns or blindness from a motor accident in NSW.

It applies to children under 16 years of age who are injured in a motor accident from 1 October 2006, and to adults from 1 October 2007.

It is funded by a levy collected through Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance.

The Lifetime Care and Support Authority website can be accessed at www.lifetimecare.nsw.gov.au or contact the Authority on: