So I lodged an appeal with Centrelink on 20/09/17 as they said my condition was not "fully treated" because I hadn't had CBT. Despite calling in Dec and Jan to see that the appeal was put in correctly and being assured it was now on a "priority list" because of how long it's taking, I still haven't heard anything. I'm on hold with them now, but I expect more of the same. Is there a time frame in which this decision should be made? I think heading towards 5 months is a bit ridiculous. If I could get disability, we may not need to move back to his parent's place (which is a massive stressful job). I've just been approved for Newstart which is great, but no payments are made after a couple earns $25k/year while for disability, it's more like $78k/year. I feel so useless that I can't work and all the pressure is put on my partner. I just wish this application could go ahead, so I could either be approved or at least be able to make a further appeal.