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centrelink...can i change it and get money now?
asked for payments end of financial yr

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#1 stressnless9

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

I get a fair amount from centrelink around $5000 + per year i asked them not to pay it until after june, now its coming up to christmas and i could really do with some of the payments. Am i able to change my mind and have them pay me what i should have been paid in the last 6 months? Or will they only pay me what i should get each fortnight and pay the rest once taxes are done?

#2 FiveAus

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:20 AM

You'll only get your fortnightly entitlements from the date you change your choice.  You won't get the balance until the end of the financial year.

#3 stressnless9

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:21 AM

ok thank you :-)

#4 Stacey*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:34 AM

But when you change your payments to fortnightly you can then apply for an advance payment.

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