The AAT can review many decisions made by Centrelink.
A first review is the first time we review a decision made by a Centrelink Authorised Review Officer (ARO) or Subject Matter Expert (SME).
We can review most Centrelink decisions about:
- social security pensions, benefits and allowances
- concession and health care cards
- family assistance payments
- farm household support
- Paid Parental Leave
- ABSTUDY and Assistance for Isolated Children debts.
We cannot review a decision unless it has been reviewed by a Centrelink ARO or SME.
A first review is done in the Social Services & Child Support Division of the AAT.
If you disagree with our first review decision, we can conduct a second review of most decisions.
A second review is done in the General Division of the AAT.