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6.3.6 Claims lodged under one Act incorrectly and subsequently determined under another Act
In certain circumstances, claims may be lodged under one Act, but the client is subsequently found to be eligible under one of the other Acts.
The three compensation claim forms listed below have been updated to provide a Cross-Act Authority to enable delegates to make investigations under all three Acts, without seeking further approval to do so from the client.
D2020 – Claim for Rehabilitation and Compensation;
D2051 – Claim for Liability and/or Reassessment of Compensation; and
D2582 – Claim for Disability Pension and/or Application for Increase in Disability Pension.
Previous versions of the claim forms required the delegate to contact the client and request a new completed claim form under the correct Act or a completed Release Authority Form.
It is important to identify which claim form has been used to determine whether you need to obtain a completed Release Authority Form from the client or if the consent given in the latest form is sufficient. The checklist below will assist you to identify which version of the claim form has been used:
Latest D2020 SRCA form:
- contains a DVA Rehabilitation and Compensation Claim Checklist at the beginning of the form. Please see 18.104.22.168 of the MRCA Manual for further information;
- contains an Injury or disease details sheet at the end of the form; and
- provides combined Authorisations and Declarations at Part 9 on page 10 of 11.
Old D2020 SRCA form:
- does not include a DVA Rehabilitation and Compensation Claim Checklist;
- does not include an Injury or disease details sheet; and
- provides the Release Authorisation at Part 9 and the Declaration at Part 10 on page 8 of 8.
Once you have identified which version of a claim form the claimant has lodged, go to the following page to determine what actions need to be taken next:
22.214.171.124 – Cross-Act Authority Form
126.96.36.199 – Use of old versions of SRCA, VEA, and MRCA claim forms