OCF-6: Expenses Claim Form
What is the Expenses Claim Form (OCF-6) ?
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has a series of Auto Insurance Claims Forms (OCF Forms) that need to be filled out if you are seeking compensation or benefits for your injuries. The OCF-6 form, also known as the Expenses Claim Form, is a form you can complete in full and submit to your auto insurance provider to claim expenses incurred as a result of your accident, and not submitted by your healthcare provider in another form. The OCF-6 Expenses Claim Form is not included in the “standard” Accident Benefits Application Package, which your insurance company should send you once you have notified them of your accident. If you wish to claim expenses not covered in your other forms, you must actively request the OCF-6 form.
For more information on this form, you can download the OCF-6 here.
What information is required on the OCF-6?
In addition to your personal information (name, address, phone number), the OCF-6 Form requires a list of goods and services you wish to claim as expenses resulting from your accident. This list will include a description of each good and/or service, including the names of service providers. The form requires you to attach bills and receipts from said goods and services, and, where these are not available, to provide explanation as to why.
Examples of goods and services you may be able to claim on the OCF-6 include:
- Clothing or personal items that have been lost, damaged, or destroyed in your accident.
- Assistive devices required as a result of your accident (eg. walkers, prostheses, wheelchairs).
- Travel expenses for visitors who are required to help in your recovery.
- Lost educational expenses (eg. non-refundable tuition, in the event you are unable to attend classes due to your injuries).
- Transportation costs incurred as a result of your injuries.
- Housekeeping and home maintenance (optional).
- Caregiver and/or attendant care benefits (optional).
Be honest and thorough in filling out the OCF-6 form and tallying your expenses. If you have any questions about this form or any other step of the Auto Insurance Claims process, contact us at Preszler Injury Lawyers to see how we may be able to help.
How can a personal injury lawyer help with filling out OCF-6?
The many forms and requirements involved in the Auto Insurance Claims process can be confusing, and particularly daunting for someone in recovery after an accident. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to help process your claim may not only help relieve the stress of meeting paperwork deadlines, but they may help you understand your legal rights and make sure to put your best interests first.
Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today and schedule a free initial consultation. See how we might help you complete the OCF-6: Expenses Claim Form, and any other forms related to your auto insurance claim.