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22.214.171.124 Section 39 Provisions for Alterations, Modifications, Aids and Appliances
Section 39 of DRCA provides that where a client has suffered an injury or illness resulting in an impairment, and they are undertaking a rehabilitation program or been assessed as not able to undertake a rehabilitation program; the rehabilitation authority may pay compensation for the cost of:
- alterations to a client's place of residence or work;
- modifications to a motor vehicle;
- any aids or appliances including the repair and replacement of such aids and appliances;
that are reasonably required due to the nature of the client's impairment.
A written assessment by a suitably qualified person, such as an Occupational Therapist or treating medical practitioner, should be obtained prior to a delegate determining that compensation is payable under the provisions of section 39.