Application for Special Consideration under the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Act 2019

This form is for use by firefighters where a claim for compensation has been unsuccessful.
Last updated

Mar 2020

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PDF, 119.73 kB

Document length

5 pages

What it contains

Firefighters who have had their claim rejected can use this form to apply for special consideration.

Qualification for special consideration

You can apply for special consideration if your claim has been rejected but you:

  • meet all of the requirements under the presumptive legislation except the qualifying period; and
  • you believe you were involved in an event as part of your firefighting duties that caused exceptional exposure.

The process

If your claim is rejected and you have submitted your special consideration application form, WorkSafe will seek advice on your application from an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will provide advice on whether you meet the exceptional exposure requirements detailed in the presumptive legislation within 60 days from receiving the request.

Once the advice is received, WorkSafe will then reassess your claim and make a decision to accept or reject your claim. Once this advice is received it may take up to 10 days to get back to you with a decision.