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2.1.4 Claims after death of claimant

Where a person has made a claim and dies before the claim is decided, the claim can continue with any compensation payable being made to the person's estate.  This includes compensation for permanent impairment.

Where a person entitled to make a claim dies without making a claim, the person's legal personal representative may make a claim with any compensation payable being made to the person's estate. This does not apply to compensation for permanent impairment because permanent impairment compensation is intended to compensate the member or former member for physical disability, pain, suffering and lifestyle restrictions, the effects of which cease at death.