If you no longer get a payment from us
How you repay money you owe if you no longer get a payment from us.
Repaying money you owe
You’ll need to repay the money in full or set up a payment arrangement with us by your due date. Most people set up a payment arrangement and pay it over time.
If you can’t set up a payment arrangement, please call us on your regular payment line.
If you’re setting up a payment arrangement, it needs to be done with us. This means you need to set it up either:
- online using the Money you owe service in your Centrelink online account through myGov or Express Plus Centrelink mobile app
- by calling us on your regular payment line.
At any time, you can also make extra payments towards the money you owe. This could be a regular payment or a once off payment.
Garnisheeing tax refunds
If you owe us money, we may ask the ATO to help get it back. We can ask them to garnishee your tax refund. This means they will withhold or give us some or all of your tax refund or available credit. If we do, we’ll send you a letter.
Page last updated: 28 January 2021
This information was printed 29 July 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/centrelink-debts-and-overpayments/how-repay-money-you-owe-centrelink/if-you-no-longer-get-payment-from-us. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.