When to get legal advice
Get legal advice if Centrelink believes you have:
- received benefits you are not entitled to and asks you to repay the debt
- deliberately failed to tell them of something which may have affected your payments, or have provided incorrect information about your situation, and you are being investigated for fraud.
Publications and resources
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Reviewed 24 May 2022