May 25, 2020
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The Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) is an independent, quasi-judicial agency and is one of five tribunals in the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO) cluster.
LAT adjudicates applications and resolves disputes concerning compensation claims and licensing activities regulated by the provincial government, including those activities of delegated administrative authorities.
LAT currently has two main divisions: the General Service (GS) and the Automobile Accident Benefits Service (AABS).
While LAT-GS oversees a wide range of legislation and case types, LAT-AABS began receiving applications under the Insurance Act, and the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule on April 1, 2016 as part of the Ontario government’s automobile insurance Cost & Rate Reduction Strategy. The Strategy transferred the jurisdiction for the Auto Insurance Dispute Resolution System (AIDRS) from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to LAT. LAT-AABS’ mandate is to resolve disputes about an insured person’s entitlement to, or amount of, a statutory motor vehicle accident benefit.