3 Apr 2012

ACC VIP details sought

8:21 pm on 3 April 2012

A lawyer for ACC claimants is seeking more details of what advantages are reportedly given to VIPs.

Acclaim Otago has complained that higher-status decision makers and greater privacy are offered to VIPs than to the majority of ACC applicants.

According to material obtained by the group under the Official Information Act, judges, MPs, the Governor-General and members of the ACC board have a special category in an ACC manual.

The manual says decisions for the claimants should be made by an ACC manager, not a case worker.

ACC says it will respond when a privacy investigation is completed in about three months.