6.3 Acceptance period

Summary

When an eligible person decides to accept their offer for redress, they must do so before the end of the acceptance period (6 months from the date of the offer). If the person does not accept the offer of redress before the end of their acceptance period, the Scheme's offer will expire and the Scheme will consider the offer declined and that the person is not entitled to redress.

A person may request an extension of the acceptance period in writing to the Scheme before the end of their acceptance period. The Scheme may accept the request to extend a person's acceptance period if they consider that there are exceptional circumstances. If an extension is granted, the person will be notified by the Scheme in writing.

The Scheme can also initiate an extension if it deems there are exceptional circumstances. If this occurs, the person will be notified by the Scheme in writing.

Act reference: NRSAct section 40 Acceptance period for offers of redress

Last reviewed: 13 August 2018