Centrelink Debt Letters

The Law Society of SA and Welfare Rights Centre (SA) are reminding people who have received debt letters from Centrelink that they have the right to appeal debts and other fees if they think Centrelink has made an error.

“There have been reports of stress and confusion caused by the recent spate of letters sent by Centrelink to some customers indicating an obligation to pay a debt,” said Law Society President Tony Rossi.

“It’s important that people affected are aware of their rights.”“Centrelink decisions are appealable,” Mr Rossi said. “

Anyone who disagrees with their debt, or thinks there are special circumstances as to why the debt should not apply, can appeal the decision.”

Source: Law Society SA re Centrelink debt letters Jan 2017