While claiming Injury Benefit, you may have to attend a medical examination by a Medical Assessor. This examination is conducted by a doctor employed by this Department. Their function is to give a second opinion on whether you are incapable of work, taking account of your current state of health. We will give you notice of an appointment for your medical examination. At the examination, you may bring along whatever medical evidence you wish the Medical Assessor to see.
The Deciding Officer will take the Medical Assessor’s opinion into account when considering your continued entitlement to Injury Benefit.
If your payment is stopped on the basis of the medical examination, we will tell you immediately and tell you of your right to appeal the decision.