Firefighters' presumptive rights compensation: Information for claimants

Career and volunteer firefighters that meet certain requirements can now access presumptive compensation for specified cancers contracted while serving as a firefighter.

Date last updated

Monday 03 Feb 2020

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What it means

If you are an eligible career firefighter or volunteer firefighter, you can now access presumptive compensation for specified cancers contracted while serving as a firefighter.

Presumptive compensation means that an eligible firefighter doesn’t have to prove that firefighting is the cause of their cancer when they make a claim.