The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

10.15.11.20 Lodgement of Appeals - Agreement with the USA

Lodgement of appeals

All appeal documents, whether for an Australian or USA payment, may be lodged in Australia or the USA.

The date of lodgement of an appeal in the USA is deemed to be the date of lodgement in Australia.

Appeals by people paid under the Agreement can be lodged with Centrelink in Australia or with the Social Security Administration in the USA.

When an appeal has to be lodged within a specified period of time, provided it is lodged in either the USA or Australia within that time, it is considered to be lodged on time.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 13 USA

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