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    Default Rent assistance back pay

    We have had an accountant friend go over our finances over the weekend as we are thinking about buying our first house (yay!). He discovered that we were not paid rent assistance from Feb 2010 until Feb 2011 even though we were eligible. I don't know how we didn't realise this at the time. He said if we contact centelink with a copy of our lease from that time we should be back paid for the period of time. Does anyone know if this is correct or has too much time passed?

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    I think too much time has passed. I randomly updated my rent amount a few weeks ago which caused a debt because the new amount wasn't verified. Long story short they backpaid me for last financial year only which was great cause I got approx $900 backpay! I got nothing for 2011/12. I was told legally they can only go back 1 yr.

    I would check just to make sure

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    I would check last fin yr amount. You might be entitled to backpay.

    What's strange is that you didn't automatically get back pay at the end of 2011?

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    They back pay 2 years which is soon changing to 1 year.

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    Must've changed to 1 yr because I was told it only goes back 1 fin yr.

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