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    Default Centrelink & Child Support

    Hey all!

    I just have a quick question, I'm a single parent receiving PPS, I also receive child support from DD's father. The assessed amount he is to pay is something pathetic like $52 per calendar month, luckily XDP sees this as too little so pays more. My question is - do I have to let Centrelink know the amount he is actually paying via private arrangement? I'm not sure that it would affect my PPS too much but I just don't want to end up owing Centrelink and I'm all new to this.

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    Your required to tell clink but not everyone is Honest . just inform Child sup how much extra a month u are gettin when u get it , then they tell clink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bgirl View Post
    Your required to tell clink but not everyone is Honest . just inform Child sup how much extra a month u are gettin when u get it , then they tell clink
    I wouldnt trust CSA to pass the info on. If you want Centrelink to know, tell them directly.

    For what its worth, I think you are supposed to tell Centrelink but you can get away with saying you are on a private agreement and leave it at that. However if Centrelink find out that you have been getting extra, they will probably send you a bill to recover any extra they have paid you.

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    I totally understand why it's necessary to tell them to put less pressure on the system, but damn it's hard to get ahead! Thanks guys

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    i think it depends...if he gives extra money then it counts but if he provides extra things (clothing or food goods or paying for activites) or vouches towards things, it doesn't count.

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    He gives extra money and he puts it directly in my bank account, he gives $100 a fortnight and it's supposed to be about $25 so I best let them know!

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    or maybe change how he pays it?

    $25 of child support?? that is so pathetic...am glad he pays more than that!

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    I'm not sure your relationship with the ex, but I assume it's good if he's paying more.. however if things deteriorate, he COULD report you to centrelink later that he was paying $xxx and they can ask you to pay it back.


 

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