Julie Middleton

Dear Department of Human Services,

If possible, please treat this as an informal or administrative request. Otherwise, please treat this as a formal request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act.

I am seeking copies of documents with the following information:

1. The annual number - from 1992 to 2018 - of client MOD C forms provided to the Department to be reported by State or Territory. The Department's Compensation Management System ought to have this information and the date could be when the new client record was created or the MOD C form signed or similar date. The address fields would have the State or Territory.

The Centrelink Compensation and Damages form (MOD C) needs to be completed in the event that an applicant or their partner is entitled to receive compensation. This form is part of the claim for payment documentation to be provided to Centrelink when individuals apply for income support.

2. The annual number - from 1992 to 2018 - of finalised compensation records to be reported by State or Territory. This is where an insurer or law firm has paid the amount requested by the Department and the client's obligation has been finalised.

3. The annual number - from 1992 to 2018 - for all outstanding compensation recovery records to be reported by State or Territory. This is where clients have not yet had any compensation recovery payments made to the Department.

4. Any Fact Sheets or similar documents that are provided to law firms to explain how the compensation recovery calculations are made.

In accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act, the department may produce a report from its database that satisfied the terms of the request.

Yours faithfully,

Julie Middleton

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Dear Ms Middleton,

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your recent FOI
Request.

 

Many thanks,

 

Freedom of Information Legal Team

Employment Law and Freedom of Information Branch

Legal Services Division I Department of Human Services

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Julie Middleton

Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

I am agreeable to an extension of time of 15 days as requested by the Department of Human Services.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Middleton

FOI.LEGAL.TEAM, Services Australia

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Dear Ms Middleton,

 

Please find attached the decision letter for your recent FOI Request LEX
50190.

 

Many thanks,

 

Elsa

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

Freedom of Information Legal Team

Employment Law and Freedom of Information Branch

Legal Services Division I Services Australia

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Julie Middleton

Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

I have now made a review request to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Middleton