1.1.C.55 Carer Specialised Assessment Team (CSAT) (CP (child))
The CSAT is a team of Centrelink social workers who provide advice to the delegate for CP (child) claims that are complex or borderline.
The CSAT assists in specific cases where: the application is complex; the assessment result of the ACL is unclear or ambiguous; and situations which are borderline, new, unique, or otherwise not covered in the DCLA.
Certain situations will trigger a referral for an assessment by a CSAT such as:
- the ACL grand total is just below the threshold for an ACL qualifying score, or
- where the introduction of additional information about the care load may result in qualification for the carer of CP (child).
Note: For full details of referrals to a CSAT see 18.104.22.168.
Referrals to the CSAT are made prior to the delegate's decision of a CP (child) claim outcome.
Policy reference: SS Guide 22.214.171.124 Referrals to the Carer Specialised Assessment Team (CSAT)