10.32.7.20 Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Indian Benefits

Overpayments

SSAct section 1228A allows for a debt to be raised against individuals who have been overpaid a benefit by one party as a result of the grant of a benefit by the other party. Recovery of a debt can be by cash refund or by withholding from future entitlements.

Act reference: SSAct section 1228A Comparable foreign payment debt recovery

Policy reference: SS Guide 4.3.6.10 Income from Overseas Payments - General Rules

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016