Centrelink debts and overpayments
Information to help you avoid being overpaid or to manage owing money for a Centrelink debt.
We have information in different languages about Centrelink debts and overpayments
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The pause on debt activity in response to COVID-19 is now ending for everyone. Watch our video about restarting debt activity after the COVID-19 debt pause.
Our priority is to help you get the right payment at the right amount.
Sometimes overpayments happen. When they do, we’re here to help. We can help you understand why it occurred so it doesn’t happen again.
If you owe money, we want to help you repay it in a way that best suits your situation.
What you should do to avoid being overpaid your Centrelink payment and what we do to help.
Understand what happens when you’re paid too much of your Centrelink payment and what you need to do if you have a debt.
Page last updated: 8 January 2021
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