Updating Accident Compensation Review Costs Regulations

MBIE is consulting on options for updating the Review Costs Regulations, which outline the costs payable to ACC claimants who seek a review of an ACC decision.

About the Accident Compensation Review Costs Regulations

ACC Claimants who disagree with a decision made by ACC are able to have the decision reviewed by an independent reviewer.

ACC is required under section 148 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001 to award to claimants some of the cost of taking the review, where the independent reviewer makes a decision fully or partly in favour of the claimant, or considers the claimant has acted reasonably.

The review costs rates are set out in the Accident Compensation (Review Costs and Appeals) Regulations 2002 (the Regulations) and are paid for by ACC.

MBIE has undertaken a review to assess if any adjustments to the maximum amounts payable are required to take into account increases in the costs of undertaking a review.

Objectives of the review

The policy objectives of the Review Costs Regulations were to ensure that the Regulations will:

  • Improve access to justice for claimants
  • Be transparent and consistent
  • Discourage frivolous and excessive litigation, and
  • Support an efficient and effective review process.


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) would like your feedback on proposals on updating the Accident Compensation (Review Costs and Appeals) Regulations 2002.

You can find the consultation document to read on our website, along with a submission template for you to complete if you would like to share your views with us.

Submissions are due 28 March 2022, 5pm.

Have your say at the consultation section on the MBIE website