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1.1.A.40 Acceptance period


For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, the acceptance period is the length of time a person has to make a decision on whether to accept an offer of redress.

The acceptance period is determined by the Operator (1.1.O.30) and must be at least 6 months starting on the date of offer. The Operator may extend the acceptance period if exceptional circumstances apply. The acceptance period then becomes the period prescribed by the Operator.

A person who receives an offer from the Operator may also request an extension of the acceptance period from the Operator before the end of the acceptance period.

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

Policy reference: Redress Guide 4.7 Acceptance period

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