This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Compensation Recovery Policies and Procedures'.

If not delivered return to PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610 
13 December 2019 
Our reference:  LEX 49179 
Ms Julie Middleton 
By email: [FOI #5907 email] 
Dear Ms Middleton 
Request - administrative access  
I refer to your request received by the Department of Human Services (department) on 15 
November 2019 for access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the 
following documents: 
‘I am seeking copies of the Department's policies and procedures in relation to the 
receipting, monitoring and report on compensation recoveries from 1992 to present. 
Under the Social Security Act 1991 (Cth), if an individual has an accident, for which 
he/she may be able to get compensation and they apply for Centrelink payments, 
there is an obligation to pursue a compensation claim.  Centrelink's MOD C form 
includes on page 4: 
24 I declare that: 
•the information I have provided in this form is complete and correct. 
I understand that: 
•under Section 1166 of the Social Security Act 1991, if the Australian Government 
Department of Human Services believe I have an entitlement to compensation I wil  
be required to take reasonable action to obtain that compensation.’ 
Administrative Access 
On 21 November 2019, the department acknowledged your request and advised that the 
documents you were seeking may be available and released to you through the 
department’s administrative access arrangements (arrangements). We did not receive any 
response from you in relation to this matter.  
The department has identified one document (total ing three pages) that relates to your 
request. The relevant business area has considered your request and advised that the 
document details policies and procedures relating to compensation recoveries which have 
been substantively unchanged since 1992. 
The department has determined that this document can be released under the 
arrangements. Please find attached a copy of the requested document. The information 

contained in the document can also be accessed via our website 
As the relevant document has been provided to you outside of the FOI Act, I have taken your 
FOI request to be withdrawn and have closed your FOI request. 
Further assistance 
If you have any questions please email [email address].  
Yours sincerely 
Authorised FOI Decision Maker 
Freedom of Information Team 
Employment Law and FOI Branch | Legal Services Division  
Department of Human Services