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.

Please note

As part of the Workplace Safety Legislation and Other Matters Amendment Act 2022, changes for Country Fire Authority and Fire Rescue Victoria vehicle and equipment maintenance employees will commence on a date to be proclaimed.

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.

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