Social Security Appeals Tribunal
The Social Security Appeals Tribunal Reviews decisions made by Centrelink and the Child Support Agency. The Tribunal is an independent body which reviews individual cases in a fair and just manner and chances decisions if they are incorrect. The Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) is a statutory body established under the social security law with an office (called a registry) located in each state and territory capital city. Almost any decision made by Centrelink can be appealed (following an Authorised Review Officer process) and include: * A claim for payment has been rejected; * A payment has been reduced, suspended or cancelled; * An overpayment has been raised or is being recovered. A personmay wish to question the decision to raise a debt or be concerned at the rate of its recovery; * There are issues about the rate of a Centrelink payment, including how a person’s income and assets are assessed in setting a rate. Child support registrar decisions made on an objection may be reviewed.