6.7.2.60 Debt Repayment by Instalments

Summary

SSAct section 1234 provides that a person may enter into an arrangement to pay a debt in one or more instalments.

The Secretary may terminate or alter an arrangement entered into at the debtor's request, or after the Secretary gives the debtor 28 days' notice of the proposed termination or alteration. Alternatively, the Secretary may terminate or alter an arrangement without notice, if the Secretary is satisfied that the person has failed to disclose material information about their true capacity to repay the debt.

SSAct section 1234 does not apply to debts owned by other departments. These debts cannot be repaid in instalments, but can be recovered through deductions from a debtor's or a third party's payment.

Act reference: SSAct section 1234 Arrangement for payment of debt

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017