Problems with the Road Accident Benefit Act
There is no doubt that there are problems with the current Road Accident Benefit Act. There have been many complaints about the RAF and its lack of administration of its available Funds.
There is a need for change. The amount of time and costs spent on administrating claims should be drastically reduced.
Built into the current RAF Act, as amended are sanctions that actually discourages litigation and compels the RAF to make an offer within 120 days from lodgement.
It is quite clear that the RAF is incapable of administrating the current workload leaving it up to their panel attorneys to finalize the matters at great expense and time spent.
Stockholders should meet and draw upon every available recourse to establish a truly sustainable, affordable and equitable system of social legislation that will focus on the specific individual needs of each victim.
RABS has been found lacking as a social benefit as the limited nature of the Benefits on offer by the Administrator will not only leave the victim wanting but also overburden Governments recourses even further as victims will be forced to draw upon other social benefits in order to make up the losses.