All conditions MUST be FULLY DIAGNOSED, FULLY STABALISED and FULLY TREATED and unlikely to significantly improve within the next two years. For a condition to be considered, a medical report by a specialist in the field must be provided.
The Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service (MIDLAS), and in particular the Disability Service has come across several clients who previously were receiving a DSP but due to the changes in the points system are no longer eligible. In some of these cases the client’s were not being treated by a specialist; for example treatment by a Psychologist instead of a Clinical Psychologist, a GP instead of a Psychiatrist this has contributed to termination of payments. It is important to ensure that your condition has been diagnosed and treated by a specialist.
What can you do if a DSP rejected? You can lodge an appeal with Centrelink; if this appeal is unsuccessful you can appeal to the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, if this is unsuccessful to the Administrative Appeal Tribunal to have the decision reviewed. You can reapply if all else fails. There is no limit to the number of times you can reapply however the key questions to consider are;
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