6.4.6 Failure to Pay Recoverable Amount
This section contains information about action needed when Centrelink's charge is not refunded.
Act reference: SSAct Part 3.14 Compensation recovery
Policy reference: SS Guide 6.4.2 Overview of Recovery Rules
Action needed when Centrelink's charge is not refunded
The following table shows the action required if a compensation payment is released without refunding Centrelink's charge (1.1.C.270). In addition to remaining liable to pay the amount specified in a notice, penalties can also be imposed on the compensation payer or insurer for failing to comply.
|If the insurer or compensation payer has…||Then…|
|been served a preliminary notice ONLY,||a recovery notice should be served IMMEDIATELY.|
|been served a recovery notice,||the insurer or compensation payer remains responsible for the charge.|
|NOT been served either notice and the compensation payment has been made,||a recovery notice should be served on the compensation recipient.|
|been served either notice incorrectly,||