Backdated compensation for live organ donors

Information for donors

If you were recovering from a live organ donation of a kidney or piece of your liver on 5 December 2016, you may be able to claim backdated compensation for loss of earnings under the new Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act 2016.

No financial assistance received

If you took unpaid leave to donate a kidney or piece of your liver, you can apply to the Ministry of Health for a backdated lump sum for your loss of earnings during this time.

Financial assistance received

If you received financial assistance from the Ministry for Social Development (MSD) then you can also apply for compensation to the Ministry of Health.

The amount of compensation will be the difference between what you have received through MSD during this time and anything you would be entitled to when the Act comes into effect on 5 December 2017.

How to apply for compensation

Follow the steps set out in the section Compensation for loss of earnings.

If you have any queries or need help completing the forms, you can contact:

  • your donor liaison coordinator
  • Ministry of Health freephone 0800 855 066 (weekdays)
  • NTA coordinators freephone 0800 281 222 (press 2).
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