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    Quote Originally Posted by curlybird View Post
    Someone i know forgot to tell centrelink that they were living with their partner for 2 or 3 years and had to pay back $20k. They weren't taken to court or anything.
    Lol @ forgot to tell centrelink...so she just conveniently continued to receive SPP for that long? Please!

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    I know of a story where a woman had a $100,000 debt with centrelink and she was still allowed to receive payments and not prosecuted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    I know of a story where a woman had a $100,000 debt with centrelink and she was still allowed to receive payments and not prosecuted.
    Really? Wow. They must of been taking it out slowly from her payments though.

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    I believe even if you tell Centrelink that you have underestimated your income, you don't actually have to pay anything back until you lodge your tax return (so they can do a reconciliation). But telling them your circumstances have changed will affect the payments you currently receive until you give them your new estimate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    I believe even if you tell Centrelink that you have underestimated your income, you don't actually have to pay anything back until you lodge your tax return (so they can do a reconciliation). But telling them your circumstances have changed will affect the payments you currently receive until you give them your new estimate.
    PPS is different to FTB - you have to report your exact earnings fortnightly & your fortnightly payments are based on that report. There is no reconciliation done at tax time as it is gross income that you are reporting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointless1 View Post
    PPS is different to FTB - you have to report your exact earnings fortnightly & your fortnightly payments are based on that report. There is no reconciliation done at tax time as it is gross income that you are reporting.
    I thought she was referring to FTB. My mistake!

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    Apparently you have to tell them about parenting payment.....as family tax A and B get done through tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    Really? Wow. They must of been taking it out slowly from her payments though.
    If you say u can't afford amd are on an income support payment then they won't take a lot . .someone on say new start will die before they pay back $100,000.

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    Keep a record of all contact. Include
    * name if who you talk to
    * what was discussed
    * how they treated you
    * what action you expect
    * time and date of call

    As you dobbed yourself in and the short time of the situation I find it highly unlikely that there will be any negative fall out for you other than having to pay them back.

    People underestimate all the time. Some on purpose some by mistake. It generally is sorted one way or another.


 

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