Appealing Centrelink decisions

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If you are unhappy with a decision made by Centrelink, you can have the decision reviewed. The first step is to contact Centrelink and request a review. If you are unsatisfied with that, you can ask the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. If you are still unsatisfied after appealing to the Tribunal, you can make an appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (but not for ABSTUDY).

In very rare cases after all of this you can have your matter heard by a Court.

You can make an appeal to Centrelink here.

If you would like assistance in making your appeal to Centrelink, you can send us an e-mail here. Alternatively, you can contact a legal centre in your state using the National Social Security Rights Network referral system here or your local Legal Aid Office here.

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