This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Statistics on number of people on welfare because of migraine'.

PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610                            
1 November 2021 
Our reference:  LEX 64876 
Mr RK Crosby 
By email:  
Dear RK Crosby,  
Freedom of Information Request – Documents otherwise available 
I refer to your request to Services Australia (the agency) received on 15 October 2021 made 
in the following terms:  
'Migraine Australia has been advised by your statistics department that the only way 
to access these statistics is via the FOI process. 
Can you please provide: 
-  Statistics on the number of people on Disability Support Pension (DSP) listing 
migraine in their top 10 conditions. 
- Statistics on the number of people who had their application for DSP rejected listing 
migraine in their top 10 conditions. 
- Statistics on the number of people on JobSeeker or other welfare payment involving 
mutual obligation who were exempted from mutual obligation activities for any period 
due to migraine 
For the financial years 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-2021 ideally broken down by 
quarter. ' 
Your request does not meet the requirements for the agency to release documents to you 
through the FOI Act as you have requested information rather than a document. A person is 
not entitled to obtain access to a document if it is available elsewhere (section 12(1)(c)). 
Accessing data  
The Data Analytics Division (the Division) are responsible for publishing the type of data 
requested on the agency’s public website. The Division has advised that a formal FOI request 
is not required for the information you are seeking.  
Instead, you can directly  apply for access to the data by clicking on the link below, with 
particular reference to ‘accessing statistics that are not available on this website’:
If you do not reply within 30 days from the date of this letter, I will understand that you 
no longer wish to proceed with the matter and I will consider the matter finalised. 

PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610                            
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Yours Sincerely 
Authorised FOI Decision Maker 
Freedom of Information Team 
Information Access Branch | Legal Services Division  
Services Australia