Table V – Social security reviews and appeals

Table V – Social security reviews and appeals

Separate lump sum preparation and appearance fees are provided for first review stage (Social Services and Child Support Division) and second review stage (General Division) at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). A discrete grant of assistance is required for each stage.

The lump sum preparation fees in these tables include:

  • taking instructions
  • making FOI requests
  • reading all material
  • obtaining any necessary medical or other report
  • taking instructions from witnesses
  • drafting submission
  • reading decision and advising client.

These fees are effective from 1 January this year. For fees payable prior to this see Archived versions of the Handbook.

First stage AAT review (SSCS Division)

Service/proceeding Fee payable
Preparation fee $1628
Appearance before AAT $1043

Second stage AAT review (General Division)

Service/proceeding Fee payable
Preparation fee if first stage AAT review aided $1016
Preparation fee if first stage AAT review not aided $1831
Appearance before AAT: conference $217
Appearance before AAT: daily fee $1690

Practitioners can claim these fees using ATLAS or submitting a tax invoice.