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Centrelink reporting halt raises debt concerns

Services Australia has suspended reporting obligations under its coronavirus response but is providing welfare recipients their full eligible payment until April 3, leaving some Centrelink clients earning other income concerned that they’ll be asked to repay any potential debt.

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Clock ticking on Centrelink payment changes

Centrelink income streams including Newstart, Sickness Allowance, Wife Pension and Bereavement Allowance will be axed next week, with the majority of welfare recipients set to be transferred onto JobSeeker payments – prompting criticism that the change will confuse people who  aren’t required to look for work.