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What are the legal avenues to challenge a CSA decision? You can use the SSAT (Social Security Appeals Tribunal)

You can use the SSAT (Social Security Appeals Tribunal)

www.ssat.gov.au






Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (look for the Avatars) Be mindful what you post in public areas. 
LifeInsight said
I've found little online except for these sites.

http://internettrash.com/users/csawatch/index.html

ERROR: A link was posted here (url) but it appears to be a broken link.
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~chsupp/

Does anybody know anything about these sites?

Thanks,
LifeInsight
I am not sure about the sites you have selected and will look into them. Is there something specific you need to know that might be on one or both of those sites. We do have a wealth of collective knowledge about the new child support changes here.

The authoritive source site for the new changes is under development because the new changes are still being rolled out and are being finalised through a recent Bill that has passed through the Senate. However I have the following information for you from the FaCSIA guide lines published earlier this year.

FaCSIA Fact Sheet data said
From 1 January 2007, the role of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) will be expanded to include independent review of child support decisions.

Before applying to the SSAT you must have already sought internal review of the Child Support Agency (CSA) decision at the CSA. If you are unhappy with this CSA decision (the objection decision) you can then apply to the SSAT for review of that objection decision. Only objection decisions made by CSA after 1 January 2007 can be appealed to the SSAT.
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SSAT fact sheet number 10 (Social Security Appeals Tribunal)


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Improving the relationship between the courts and CSA fact sheet number 7



Executive Secretary - Shared Parenting Council of Australia
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Of course we all overlooked the most basic of the appeals process and that is in the first place the "Objection" to the CSA decision.

This should be made in the first instant where there are appropriate concerns for grounds relating to the decision.

You must state in the heading part of the letter to CSA objecting to the decsiion that you are OBJECTING to the decsion notice you have received and this must be done within the prescribed time frame. On occasions and with proper reasons the CSA do accept an extension of time but this application is in fact subject to a determination within CSA and it may not always be granted. You must get the objection in on time or speak to a CSA case officer if there is any doubt that you will not meet the deadline.

Executive Secretary - Shared Parenting Council of Australia
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Online letters from the CSA

Hi LifeInsight…  you can still download online letters from CSA.

I've been online now for a year and have no problem downloading and saving them on my C Drive.

From there, I can print them off.

Site Reviews

I've found little online except for these sites.

InternetTrash the 'be yourself' Internet Community!

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~chsupp/

Does anybody know anything about these sites?
Neither site is recommended.

The first - CSAwatch - is essentially a legacy site and hasn't been updated in years and is thus out of date.

The second - Child Support - is by a self-proclaimed expert bent on making money from separated fathers by offering false hope and incomprehsible court submissions (that Judges and Magistrates pay little to no attention to) and other documents and writings that will only make matters worse for separated Dads.
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