CDDA claims 2020-2021

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

I request the following data for 2020/2021, namely:

: The number of CDDA claims lodged,
: The number of CDDA claims accepted, and
: The total value of the amount paid out.

Yours faithfully,

Alan ASHMORE

Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,
I have not received a response to this FOI request, due on 29 November 2021.

I understand there has been an increased demand for FOI’s as veterans seek their files as a first step to preparing their submission to the Royal Commission.

I also understand DVA has been given additional financial resources to compensate for the increased workload the Royal Commission places/will place on the Department.

Previously DVA published the requested information in their Annual Report but now fail to do so. It is for this reason alone I am seeking this information that would not have resulted in this FOI had DVA not omitted this information from their Annual Report.

I ask that you now expedite this request as the 30 days to respond expired one week ago.

Thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Alan ASHMORE

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Good morning Mr Ashmore,

 

Thank you for your time on the phone just now.

 

As discussed I am re-sending this decision of 29 November 2021 to the two
right to know email addresses you have used for correspondence with the
department.

 

I would be grateful if you could please respond to confirm receipt of this
decision.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Erin (position number 62315640)

Senior Legal Officer

Information Law Section

Legal Services and Audit Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

t 1800 838 372 | e [1][email address] | [2]www.dva.gov.au

p GPO Box 9998, Canberra ACT 2601

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IMPORTANT: This document contains legal advice and may be subject to legal
professional privilege. Unless it is waived or lost, legal professional
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not disclose confidential communications between a legal practitioner and
client. To keep this privilege, the purpose and content of this advice
must only be disclosed to persons who have a need to know and on the basis
that those persons also keep it confidential.

You should consider this advice and take it into account when forming a
decision on how best to proceed. If you decide to adopt a position that
does not align with this advice, you should not state that DVA Legal
Services & Audit Branch has cleared or endorsed a particular position.

 

 

 

From: INFORMATION.LAW
Sent: Monday, 29 November 2021 5:27 PM
To: [email address]
Subject: LEX 46925 - FOI Request [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Dear Mr Ashmore,

 

Please find attached the department’s response to your FOI request LEX
46925.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Erin (position number 62315640)

Senior Legal Officer

Information Law Section

Legal Services and Audit Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

t 1800 838 372 | e [4][email address] | [5]www.dva.gov.au

p GPO Box 9998, Canberra ACT 2601

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P Please consider the environment before printing this email

IMPORTANT: This document contains legal advice and may be subject to legal
professional privilege. Unless it is waived or lost, legal professional
privilege is a rule of law that, in part, provides that the client need
not disclose confidential communications between a legal practitioner and
client. To keep this privilege, the purpose and content of this advice
must only be disclosed to persons who have a need to know and on the basis
that those persons also keep it confidential.

You should consider this advice and take it into account when forming a
decision on how best to proceed. If you decide to adopt a position that
does not align with this advice, you should not state that DVA Legal
Services & Audit Branch has cleared or endorsed a particular position.

 

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INFORMATION.LAW, Department of Veterans' Affairs

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Good morning Mr Ashmore,

 

Thank you for your time on the phone just now.

 

As discussed I am re-sending this decision of 29 November 2021 to the two
right to know email addresses you have used for correspondence with the
department.

 

I would be grateful if you could please respond to confirm receipt of this
decision.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Erin (position number 62315640)

Senior Legal Officer

Information Law Section

Legal Services and Audit Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

t 1800 838 372 | e [1][email address] | [2]www.dva.gov.au

p GPO Box 9998, Canberra ACT 2601

[3]cid:image001.png@01D0027A.1DAB84F0

P Please consider the environment before printing this email

IMPORTANT: This document contains legal advice and may be subject to legal
professional privilege. Unless it is waived or lost, legal professional
privilege is a rule of law that, in part, provides that the client need
not disclose confidential communications between a legal practitioner and
client. To keep this privilege, the purpose and content of this advice
must only be disclosed to persons who have a need to know and on the basis
that those persons also keep it confidential.

You should consider this advice and take it into account when forming a
decision on how best to proceed. If you decide to adopt a position that
does not align with this advice, you should not state that DVA Legal
Services & Audit Branch has cleared or endorsed a particular position.

 

 

 

From: INFORMATION.LAW
Sent: Monday, 29 November 2021 5:27 PM
To: [email address]
Subject: LEX 46925 - FOI Request [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Dear Mr Ashmore,

 

Please find attached the department’s response to your FOI request LEX
46925.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Erin (position number 62315640)

Senior Legal Officer

Information Law Section

Legal Services and Audit Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

t 1800 838 372 | e [4][email address] | [5]www.dva.gov.au

p GPO Box 9998, Canberra ACT 2601

[6]cid:image001.png@01D0027A.1DAB84F0

P Please consider the environment before printing this email

IMPORTANT: This document contains legal advice and may be subject to legal
professional privilege. Unless it is waived or lost, legal professional
privilege is a rule of law that, in part, provides that the client need
not disclose confidential communications between a legal practitioner and
client. To keep this privilege, the purpose and content of this advice
must only be disclosed to persons who have a need to know and on the basis
that those persons also keep it confidential.

You should consider this advice and take it into account when forming a
decision on how best to proceed. If you decide to adopt a position that
does not align with this advice, you should not state that DVA Legal
Services & Audit Branch has cleared or endorsed a particular position.

 

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Dear INFORMATION.LAW,

Hi Erin, Further to our phone call it would appear there is some confusion. The information you released to me today via righttoknow was suppose to be regarding an FOI pertaining to CDDA claims for 20/21. What you attached to that FOI was information I have already received to a previous FOI request (High Impact Error Rate for last quarter of 20/21). I am still to receive the information requested re CDDA.

I have still not received anyting on regarding an FOI lodged on 28/10 regarding Acts of Grace Payments details for 20/21.

Apologies for not responding earlier today but have been out most of the day. Thanks for resending the link to a previously released FOI.

Please phone me again if you need to.

Yours sincerely,

Alan ASHMORE