You or someone acting on your behalf can submit an application to us. This includes a family member or your Compulsory Third Party insurance provider.
There are a number of ways we are notified of a motor vehicle accident where you may have sustained the type of injuries covered by the LSS. These include:
- You or your family
- South Australian Police
- Major hospital treating teams
- Emergency Department staff.
Once we have received notification of your motor vehicle accident, the LSA will provide you and/or your supports with information about the LSS and How to Apply.
To understand the extent of your injuries, we will request consent to access all relevant medical information and to also speak with your family and/or supports. We will only share your information if you have given us permission to do so.
- an application form including consent page signed by applicant or guardian
- proof of applicants identity
- a medical certificate signed by an appropriately qualified medical specialist
- injury specific assessment evidence.
- the person who is the subject of the application was injured
- the person's injury was caused by a motor vehicle accident
- the motor vehicle accident occurred on South Australian (SA) roads
- the injury meets the criteria set out in the LSS Rules.
Your application must be made within three years of the date of the motor vehicle accident.
If you require assistance in collecting the essential information and supporting documents, the LSA can help you. Please contact us on (Toll free) 1300 880 849 or email LSANotifications@sa.gov.au.
Only complete applications with the correct attachments can be reviewed for eligibility, as required by the LSS Rules. Please ensure your application includes:
Proof of Applicant’s
Injury Specific Evidence Required to support Application Process
Brachial Plexus avulsion or rupture
For adults and children over 8 years of age:
A score of 5 or less on any item of the FIM™ due to the brain injury
For children aged between 3 – 8 years:
A score 2 less that age norm on any item of the WeeFIM ®
For children under 3 years of age:
Medical certificate from paediatric rehabilitation physician or specialist stating probable permanent impairment due to brain injury resulting in significant adverse impact on their normal development
and / or
*Application Criteria may change from time to time and this checklist is based on the Lifetime Support Scheme Rules.
** LSA medical certificate must be used