Back to top

Thanks to Basic Rights Queensland Josh's future is secure on the Disability Support Pension

Basic Rights Queensland represented Josh* at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal regarding the rejection of his claim for Disability Support Pension.

Josh has an intellectual disability and met the IQ score to qualify for a Disability Support Pension based on his most recent psychological assessment. Centrelink rejected his claim for a Disability Support Pension as they preferred an older psychological assessment.

Basic Rights Queensland obtained additional medical evidence and argued at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearing that the recent psychological assessment should be accepted, and that Jason automatically qualifies for Disability Support Pension based on his IQ score.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal set aside the Centrelink decision and Disability Support Pension was granted.

(*not their real name)

Legal centre: