When an accident victim’s mobility is affected by injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, there is usually a need to assess the injured person’s living accommodation to determine whether home modifications are required. The Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule (schedule), provides in section 15(5)(i), that a rehabilitation benefit is available to pay all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by the insured person for home modifications to accommodate the needs of the insured person, or the purchase of a new home if it is more reasonable to do so. When reviewing section 15(5)(i), it should be remembered that the dominant purpose of the rehabilitation benefit is stated in section 15(2): “The rehabilitation benefit shall pay for reasonable and necessary measures undertaken by an insured person to reduce or eliminate the effects of any disability resulting from the impairment or to facilitate the insured person’s reintegration into his or her family, the ...
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