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Centrelink payment continuing when it was probably supposed to have stopped!


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#1 melanieb530

Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:02 PM

If a person was not able to update/upload documents relating to a change in circumstances/relationship via MyGov, they then phoned Centrelink about the issue and were told via phone that it could not be done online or via phone and therefore to go into their local office which the person did. (they apparently have reference number for the call)
They went into an office, supplied information and it seems that copies of the the documents were taken by a staff member. Staff member walked away with documents and returned them again a bit later. However a week later it is still showing that they are still recieving a payment that they don't think they would eligible for any longer and are obviously worried about an overpayment. Should they wait another fortnight or phone up again or perhaps even better is there a way to email Centrelink and check that something hasn't been missed so that they have something recorded in writing?

Edited by JustBeige, 02 August 2019 - 06:19 PM.
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#2 PrincessPeach

Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:20 PM

if I were that person I'd be recontacting centrelink ASAP.

My grandmother needed a pension adjustment when she sold her house to go into nursing care & it was all fixed up by the time her next pension payment was due.

#3 melanieb530

Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:06 PM

! I will tell them to try calling Centrelink again. Just hoping they don't end up with a debt.

Edited by JustBeige, 02 August 2019 - 06:19 PM.
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#4 JustBeige

Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:23 PM

Hi OP, sorry about your thread disappearing for so long,  I had to remove it to make edits but the software was playing up.

Thank you for changing your title.

I have had to make edits to remove reference to a past member who used to supply lots of Centrelink information. Please do not refer to the past member nor the circumstances that lead to them removing their profile.

thanks so much


OP - Get the person to call the Complaints line.  They were brilliant when I had issues with uploading forms and them not being actioned.

Also when they upload the forms the site only allows up to a certain MB,  I had to split my "separated under one roof" form into  3 bits for it to upload. it was just soooo crap

#5 FeralZombieMum

Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:26 PM

 melanieb530, on 02 August 2019 - 06:06 PM, said:

! I will tell them to try calling Centrelink again. Just hoping they don't end up with a debt.

If they don't spend the money - when the debt is raised, they can repay it immediately.

#6 IamzFeralz

Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:35 PM

Yes definitely the complaints hotline.

#7 Lunafreya

Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:03 PM

The complaints number is all I call now for Centrelink. The people are pretty good there.

#8 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:51 PM

Definitely complain. Our local office lost my documents 3 times, including when they needed to send them to the appeals officer.
I won the dispute because of their incompetence

#9 Ayr

Posted 03 August 2019 - 07:05 AM

Definitely contact again. Even if it's their error, the money will still be required to be repaid.




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