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    You would think so! It is a bit odd, I'd be calling to clarify what's happened. I can only assume the rebate you've been receiving has been for child care, and the debt you've accumulated is for FTB and they're only just calling it now for some reason. Definitely call and question why, and also make sure that you're estimated income for this financial year is well and truly OVER estimated, JIC.

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    Yes you can pay the debt off over time. Best bet is to call them and make sure there is no error. And if there is a debt then you can pay off a small amount a fortnight.

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    MISTAKE. yahoo, i am so relieved.. i do overestimate our income, but couldnt work out why. i called them , we should never have got 4 different letters with amnts owing totalling $7.5k. i got the girls name and a recipt but she sd defi they get reconciled once our tax is done so we are ok.. hoping that all is ok,.she sd we are free of debt with centrelink and it was an error.. (i wonder if i paid it would they have refunded HMMMM )

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    That's great!!

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    Don't know If its related but I also got a letter last week from them saying I owe $400 for some unknown reason, I ignored it and thought ill deal with it later and then yesterday got another letter saying I owe them zero.
    so confusing! Must be a system error.

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    Default Re: centrelink debt

    That's great op

    Quote Originally Posted by wiwy View Post
    Don't know If its related but I also got a letter last week from them saying I owe $400 for some unknown reason, I ignored it and thought ill deal with it later and then yesterday got another letter saying I owe them zero.
    so confusing! Must be a system error.
    I hope they're looking into why that's happening. Glad your debt was a mistake as well.

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    Default centrelink debt

    The same thing happened to me, 2 years later I got a bill for 3.5k I pay it off $100 a fortnight when working and $20 a fortnight when I'm not working.

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    Default Re: centrelink debt

    A few years ago my mum was sent a letter saying she owed about $7000 from 9 years previously. She called and they said there wasn't a mistake she owed this money. She fought them over it and ended up winning, but the fact that she wasn't required to keep anything longer then 7 years didn't make a difference. It was like being audited.

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