I worte this earlier in the week and it is clear that ACC is about getting people off ACC through its vocational assessments that don`t actually rehabilate.
The problem with ACC is the maximum length of time allowed for vocational rehabilitation under the ACC Act is three years. Meaning if you haven't been rehabilitated properly you are shafted to hide the fact that ACC can' rehabilitate you. What this essentially means is that ACC sends you on a vocational assessment, and if that doesnt shaft you they then send you on another one. Then another one. Some people have been on six in the past three years. ACC want to send as many people on vocational assessments as they can so they say they have " rehabilitated" people.
This isn't rehabilitation and if ACC thinks it is, then they should be funding legal fees for people who challenge decisions who are now on benefits - or don't qualify because their partner works - because they are not rehabilitated, despite paying ACC levies so they can get rehabilitated should they have an accident. If you have had a Vocational Assessment in the past year and have been shafted please leave a note with contact e-mail details.