7.3.6.10 General Provisions for Waiver of Debts

Summary

Centrelink may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, make a decision to waive the whole or a part of a debt.

A decision to waive the debt comes into operation:

  • if no day is stated on the decision - on the day the decision is made, or
  • if a day is stated on the decision - on the stated day (regardless of when the decision is actually made).

Act reference: PPLAct section 194 Waiver of debts-general

Last reviewed: 6 February 2017