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The Automobile Injury Appeal Commission is currently closed to the public. All staff are working remotely and would be happy to assist you by telephone or email. We are still receiving mail; however, if you have a package that you would like to courier, please contact our main line for further instructions.
The Automobile Injury Appeal Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial administrative tribunal responsible for hearing no-fault benefits appeals under the Personal Injury Protection Plan administered by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).
The establishment of the Commission was one of the recommendations made in 2000 by the Personal Injury Protection Plan Review Committee. The Review Committee assessed the operation of the no-fault insurance system set out in the Personal Injury Protection Plan and recommended a number of improvements to the plan.
The Review Committee concluded that an independent, specialized tribunal should be established to handle benefits appeals under the plan. As a result of the Review Committee's recommendations, the Automobile Injury Appeal Commission was established in 2002 pursuant to the provisions of The Automobile Accident Insurance Amendment Act, 2002.
If you are not satisfied with a personal injury benefits decision made by SGI under the no-fault insurance system, you can appeal the decision to the Automobile Injury Appeal Commission.
You have a limited time period to file your appeal. The Commission cannot extend your appeal period under any circumstances.
From the date that you receive SGI's written decision, you have either 90 or 180 days to file an appeal.
You have 180 days to file your appeal if, at the time of the accident, you were found to be at-fault and were:
You have 90 days to file an appeal under all other circumstances.
Your 90 or 180 day window begins as of the date on SGI's written decision, or from the date of the mediation completion statement. You must include a copy of one of these documents with your appeal application.
An application fee of $75 must accompany your Application to Appeal Form. By completing a Fee Waiver Application, the Commission may decide to waive the application fee if it is deemed it will cause a substantial hardship for the claimant. If the appeal is successful, the Commission can refund the fee; this would be identified in the final written decision.
If a claimant is not able to conduct their own affairs, the appeal can be filed by an authorized third party.
Once the Appeal is Filed:
What to Expect at the Hearing:
Once the Commission has Reached a Decision:
The following publications will help you understand the appeal process and prepare for your hearing:
Application forms are available from the Commission office or online. An application fee of $75, or a Fee Waiver Application, must accompany the form, along with a copy of SGI's decision letter or the mediation completion statement.
Once you file an appeal, you will have access to the Appeal Advisor Program. Advisors provide free independent advice and representation in preparing and presenting your case for appeal. Please note, this program is only available to individuals who filed an appeal after October 1, 2018.
For more information, please contact:
Office of the Workers' Advocate (OWA) Division
Toll free: 1-833-233-1003
Fax: (306) 787-0249
Commission decisions are made available through the Canadian Legal Information Institute website to help you better understand your entitlement to the no-fault personal injury benefits claimed. You may also find them helpful if deciding whether to appeal Saskatchewan Government Insurance's decision.
To locate Commission decisions, please visit Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).
Further information on our privacy policies:
If your circumstances change after the Commission has made a decision and the change is relevant to your injury benefits, either you or SGI can apply for a variation of the Commission's decision.
You or SGI must request the Commission's permission to proceed with a variation application. If permission to proceed is granted, you or SGI can file a variation application with the Commission. The application fee is $75.
The hearing process for variation requests is similar to the hearing process for appeals.
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