People with migraine on DSP

RK Crosby made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Human Services

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From: RK Crosby

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Dear Department of Human Services,

I would like to know how many people disabled by migraine are currently in receipt of Disability Support Pension.

Please provide any document or documents that detail the number of people with Migraine listed as their disability or illness, currently in receipt any Centrelink benefit, broken down by type of benefit. If the document can indicate the percentage of DSP or Centrelink clients affected by migraine, or if additional documents (such as the entire number of clients) can be provided in order that we can calculate percentages, that would also be very useful.

If such a document does not exist, please provide any document you have (if any) that indicates the prevalence of migraine among Centrelink clients.

Note I am only looking for numbers (in order to try and calculate fiscal impact of new migraine prevention drugs currently being blocked by PBAC), not the personal details of any Centrelink client.

Yours faithfully,

RK Crosby

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Dear RK Crosby

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards

 

Robert

Freedom of Information Practitioner

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Employment Law and Freedom of Information Branch | Legal Services Division

Department of Human Services

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From: RK Crosby

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Dear Department of Human Services,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Human Services's handling of my FOI request 'People with migraine on DSP'.

Thank you for the information about people with migraine on DSP, this is useful information. I appreciate that was the title of the request, but the wording of the request asked for any Centrelink benefit. We have a significant belief that people with migraine who would otherwise be entitled to DSP are on Newstart long term or other benefits, providing repeated medical certificates for years to obtain exemptions from participation requirements, because of the social stigma that migraine is 'just a headache'.

If you are unable to gather medical condition information for other benefits, that's fine, just let me know. (However, we are requesting a parliamentary inquiry into the burden of migraine, so you may need to deliver this information to the Minister or relevant Committee in the near future anyway.)

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

RK Crosby

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