More than 18,000 policy holders in Newcastle are yet to claim CTP refunds under the NSW government’s green slip reforms introduced in December last year.
State data obtained by the Newcastle Herald reveals more than $800,000 remains unclaimed across 15 postcode areas in Newcastle.
Topping the list of postcodes where policies remain unclaimed is 2289 – Newcastle, where more than $180,000 remains available to be refunded from 3770 unclaimed policies.
More than 7150 policies in 2289 have been claimed, however, totaling $400,000.
The postcode with the second largest amount of unclaimed policies is 2291, comprising Merewether, Merewether Heights and The Junction, where 3050 remain unclaimed compared to 5305 claimed.
The unclaimed policies account to about $151,352, which is sitting idle and yet to be refunded.
“I strongly encourage Hunter car owners to take the time to see if they are eligible to claim CTP refunds,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said.
“Car running expenses are a big part of the cost of living in the Hunter and any drop in ownership cost helps.
“Claiming a refund is simple and easy and can be done via Service NSW either online, over the phone or in store.”
The government has extended the deadline for claiming to June 30, 2019.
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