Please no judging here.
Has any one ever lied to centrelink ?? And if so did you just keep the lie going or did you fuss up about it , Even if it was a few years ago?
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11-04-2014 10:24 #1Junior Member
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Im so stupid !! HELP PLEASE
11-04-2014 10:29 #2
Nope never lied to centrelink. Have had a friend that did, got caught (claiming the dole when she was working for her Dad cash in hand) and she had to pay a fair amount of money back. I think these things always come back to you in the end. Is it a lot of money you have received or just a little? If it's not much I would be tempted not to say anything. However if it's a lot you might be better to come clean....
11-04-2014 10:46 #3
We desperately needed help from centrelink a few years back and told the complete truth and got very small amount of help (which I am grateful for!).
It will always come out in the end.
11-04-2014 10:54 #4
Sort of but it was more of an oversight and in their favour - I didn't pay attention to this year's ftb income estimate and due to doing some casual work last year, they grossly overestimated our income for this year. I didn't notice til about September/October. I called them and sorted it out and they rectified it on their end but it just means that at tax time we'll be able to claim the ftb we missed out on at the start of this financial year (if that makes sense!)
11-04-2014 11:29 #5Senior Member
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No I haven't, but I think it's always better to 'fess up. People are generally more lenient when people come forward of their own initiative.
Besides, I would hate to have something like that hanging over my head.
11-04-2014 12:15 #6
I know a couple of people that have lied to them and been caught one of those people are currently paying back $67,000
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11-04-2014 12:37 #7
No, never, I would literally not be able to sleep at night.
I think you do need to fess up, otherwise it might bite you even harder on the butt later on.
11-04-2014 13:09 #8
Haven't lied but have underestimated income etc and had to pay overpayments back. Was a genuine mistake though.
My mil was jailed several years ago for lying to centrelink so I would never ever risk it.
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11-04-2014 13:19 #9
11-04-2014 13:23 #10
An old friend of mine her mum also got sent to jail because she was claiming payment that she wasn't entitled to.
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