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7.9.7 To whom is the compensation payable?

Payments to an eligible young person are made to the eligible young person, unless that person is less than 18 years old.  In that case they are made to the person who has primary responsibility for the daily care of the young person.

If, however,

  • the person is under 18 years old and there is no person who has the primary responsibility for the daily care of that person; or 
  • the person is under a legal disability*;

the Commission may appoint a trustee to whom the payments are made.

*If a delegate believes that a person may have a legal disability – that is, that they are mentally incapable of making financial and legal decisions for themselves – the delegate should contact the Director, Communication, Assurance and Support