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