In Victoria, you are generally not required to pay tax from lump sum compensation you receive from a personal injury claim. However, compensation payouts can still have important tax [...]
Disability Insurance Claims
If you’re living with a disability, it is important to make sure that you have all the help and support you need. Insurance and government supports can be important ways of getting the benefits and payments that can make life easier. You do not need to prove the fault of someone else to be entitled to these benefits.
National Disability Insurance
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (the NDIS) is a support system which is being rolled out across Australia to provide reasonable and necessary supports for people with disabilities.
If you or a loved one need to dispute a decision from the NDIS about your eligibility or entitlements under the scheme, Polaris Lawyers can help by providing expert support and advocacy at fixed, affordable rates.
If you are living with a disability; you may be eligible to become a participant and receive funding for reasonable and necessary supports under the NDIS, depending on:
- The extent of your disability and needs
- Your citizenship
- Your age
- Where you live
- Any other rights to compensation
or services you may have
If you are unable to work due to an illness, injury or disability, you may be able to claim a lump sum insurance payout from your superannuation fund.
What many people don’t realise is that these payouts are in addition to your account balance, and your illness or injury does not have to be work related or caused by someone else’s fault.
The team at Polaris can review your policy and help you obtain benefits including:
- Total and permanent disability (TPD) benefits
- Income protection benefits
- Terminal illness benefits
- Trauma insurance and death benefits