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The Centrelink call that made Josh Miletic's day

Josh Miletic received a fabulous call from Centrelink.
Josh Miletic received a fabulous call from Centrelink. Warren Lynam

ANNA and Josh Miletic have reason to celebrate.

Less than one day after the Sunshine Coast Daily contacted Centrelink with questions about why Josh, who was born with a rare and disabling genetic condition, was going to have to be assessed for work, the government body has intervened.

Ms Miletic said she had received a phone call from Centrelink advising Josh no longer had to go to the Maroochydore office on Tuesday, October 25.

And to make it even better, Centrelink has put a "permanent marker” on Josh's file so he will never be subjected to the stress of an assessment again.

"Woo hoo! Just got a phone call from Centrelink. They have reviewed his file and (are) putting a permanent marker on his file that he never needs to do an assessment ... power to the people,” Ms Miletic said.

She thanked the Daily for raising attention about Josh's situation which may have sparked the change.

"Thank you so much for your help,” she said.

"Hopefully it will give other families hope that they can fight as well.”

Josh was one of 90,000 people receiving a Disability Support Pension who the Federal Government was targeting as part of its review into ensuring the DSP goes to appropriate people.

But Josh was born with IPEX Syndrome and has gone to hospital many times because of it.

He has doctors' letters confirming the severity of his condition which will not change unless a miracle cure is found.

Topics:  centrelink disability support pension


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