What is the time frame around requesting a review of an ACC decision?

Question Details: How long would the review process take?

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You must apply for a review within three months of the date of the ACC decision you wish to challenge.

If you do not apply within three months, ACC may not accept your application for review. However you can apply for a review "out of time" (after three months has passed) if there are good reasons to do so (the words used are "extenuating circumstances").

The review hearing itself is usually an hour long but may be longer depending on how complex the issue is.

A review decision must be issued by the reviewer within 28 days of the date of the hearing.

Click here for further detailed information on this process: www.acc.co.nz

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