Tuesday, 20 March 2018
VEHICLE owners across the Northern Tablelands can claim a refund on their CTP Greenslip purchases from today, thanks to a NSW Government reform that is expected to put $1.46 million back into pockets of local motorists.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced that around 34,000 motorists in the region would be able to claim a refund, with drivers to see an average return of $43.
“This refund will be a welcome surprise for country motorists, who have been unfairly slugged with high premiums for years,” Mr Marshall said.
“Motorists will notice a cheaper CTP Greenslip bill for the first time in living memory and can claim the difference on last year’s insurance.
“This will be a particular win for country taxi drivers, who will see a refund of up to $1,645 depending upon their CTP Greenslip renewal date.”
Following Mr Marshall’s extensive campaign for reform, the NSW Government last year overhauled the old CTP Green Slip Scheme to create a more affordable, lower cost scheme.
“Without these reforms, average premiums would have soared past $650 this year, instead, country motorists will pay an average of just $423,” Mr Marshall said.
“This new CTP Green Slip scheme provides a new safety net for injured motorists, who will be able to access benefits for loss of income and medical expenses.
“Lump compensation will still be available for those with serious injuries.”
Refunds will be available through Service NSW and online until 30 September 2018.
People with a MyServiceNSW email account can expect to receive an email advising them they are entitled to a refund. The refund will be processed through their MyServiceNSW account and paid into a bank account of their choice.
Vehicle owners who do not have a MyServiceNSW account can check online if they are eligible for a refund www.service.nsw.nsw.gov.au/greensliprefund or by visiting their local Service NSW Centre before creating an account.