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I applied for a review and am not happy with the result of the review, what can I do now?

After you’ve had a review of an original decision, you may remain dissatisfied. The options available for you to appeal the review decision will again depend on which legislation the decision is based on. To find out which legislation applies to your decision, please review your decision letter, or alternatively, please go to the Which legislation applies to me page.

  • If your case concerns a claim or application under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) can review any decision of the VRB or the Repatriation Commission, provided you apply to the AAT within three months of the VRB or Repatriation Commission decision. Appeals may be accepted up to 12 months after the receipt of the decision at the discretion of the AAT.
  • If your case concerns a claim or application under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA), you can make an application to the AAT to review the decision, provided you have already lodged a request for reconsideration of that decision and you have been advised in writing of the outcome of the reconsideration. You must apply to the AAT within 60 days of receiving written advice from DVA of the outcome of your request for reconsideration.
  • If your case concerns a claim or application under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA), the AAT can review any decision of the VRB, provided you apply to the AAT within three months of the VRB decision.

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