He had an accident and couldn’t work for several weeks.
When ACC wouldn’t pay him as much as he thought he should be getting he complained to his MP.
The MP asked some questions. The answers showed the couple had arranged their affairs so their children could claim full student allowances.
Their earnings went into a company and both the husband and wife were paid small taxable salaries.
The MP explained the rules. ACC payments are based on your wages or salary. If you arrange things so you don’t appear to earn much then that’s what ACC will base its payment on when you make a claim.