Debt repayments have been paused during lockdown
3 August 2021
We’re pausing Centrelink debt raising and new debt recovery in locked down Local Government Areas.
If you’re in a COVID-19 lockdown area and get a debt letter, you don't need to do anything.
If you had a debt with us before COVID-19 lockdown, your payment arrangements will remain the same.
If you need to change your payment arrangements, you can update them online. You can also pause your repayments for up to 3 months.
If you need extra support, our social workers provide short-term counselling and can refer you to other services.
Page last updated: 23 August 2021
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