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ACC can use a number of different dates to calculate your earnings related compensation. In this case, if they have relied on the rate of earnings based on the compensation, that does seem unfair and you can ask for a review of the decision so that you want to claim for the wages before the original accident. You should first tell ACC you want to review the decision, and ask them to change, but if they refuse, then you will need to make the formal application for a review about the correct rate. If you want, I can give you the link for the form to use