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Annual Report

Purpose: To ensure that prisoners do not continue to receive earnings-related accident compensation payments.

Corrections disclosure to ACC: Corrections provides ACC with the surname, given names, date of birth, gender, date received in prison and any aliases of all people newly admitted to prison.

Compliance: Compliant.

Technical information

Information matching provision Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2001, s.280(2)
Year authorised 1992
Year commenced 2000
Programme type Confirming eligibility
Detecting illegal behaviour
Online transfers Yes

System description
Each week, Corrections extracts from its Integrated Offender Management System (IOMS) a file of all new prison admissions. Corrections ensures the fields contain valid data before electronically transferring it to ACC using a third-party electronic mailbox service. The file includes surname and given names, date of birth, gender, date received in prison and any aliases.

ACC compares the file with ACC records of people receiving earnings-related accident compensation. ACC then performs manual checks on each discrepancy before issuing a notice of adverse action (s.103 notice) copies of which are sent both to the last address on ACC's file, and to the prison.

Recent activity

  2011/2012 2012/13  2013/14  2014/15 2015/16
Match runs 50 49 51 51 51
Records compared 87,423 90,103 86,733 90,042 104,574
Positive matches 3,304 3,517 1,425 1,548 1,108
Overpayments established (number) 44 29 29 14 23
Overpayments established $26,323 $17,744 $15,380 $9,555 $15,965
Average overpayment $598 $612 $530 $682 $694
Challenges 0 0 0 0 0
Challenges successful 0 0 0 0 0