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12.7.4 Impairments of the Fingers, the Toes, the Sense of Taste and Smell, and Hearing Loss
Last amended: 12 December 2014
The exceptions to the 10 impairment points requirement are impairments of the fingers, the toes, the sense of taste and smell, and hearing loss.
For these impairments, section 69 of the MRCA requires that a claimant is only eligible for PI compensation where the impairment suffered as a result of one of those conditions alone constitutes 5 impairment points. In other words, impairment points from more than one other condition cannot be combined to meet the 5 impairment point requirement. Once the claimant meets the 5 point threshold for one of these conditions alone, impairment from other conditions can be combined in order to calculate the amount of PI payable.
In circumstances where it appears the client will not meet the threshold requirements for payment of compensation for loss of hearing under either the SRCA or MRCA individually due to apportionment under GARP M, it should be referred to Compensation and Income Support Policy Branch for advice specific to the individual circumstances of the case.