More than 50,000 Macarthur drivers yet to claim CTP green slip refund

More than 50,000 Macarthur drivers are yet to claim their CTP green slip refund. Picture: Quentin Jones
More than 50,000 Macarthur drivers are yet to claim their CTP green slip refund. Picture: Quentin Jones

Macarthur motorists have stalled out of the blocks to claim their compulsory third party (CTP) green slip refunds.

The state government announced the reformed insurance scheme in March in a bid to reduce insurance costs for NSW drivers.

More than 50,000 Macarthur residents are yet to claim nearly $3 million worth of CTP refunds under the scheme.

However, there is still plenty of time for locals to cash in on their refunds.

State finance, services and property minister Victor Dominello said the government had extended its CTP refund deadline from September 30 to June 30, 2019.

“There are so many families and households who could benefit from these refunds which is why we are extending the deadline,” he said.

“The CTP scheme is a triple win for motorists who receive a cheaper green slip, a partial refund on what they paid last year and faster benefits if injured on the road.”

The Macarthur postcode with the highest number of unclaimed refunds is 2560.

More than 10,000 drivers from the postcode, which includes suburbs from Woodbine to Appin, are yet to take advantage of the scheme.

Nearly 7000 drivers haven’t made a claim from postcode 2570, which covers from Cobbitty to Oakdale.

Mr Dominello said eligible motorists could claim up to $120 in their refund.

“Claiming a refund is simple and easy,” he said.

Macarthur residents who wish to claim a CTP green slip refund can visit the Service NSW website, call 13 77 88 or visit a Service NSW office.