1.1.G.10 Garnishee, garnishee notice
A garnishee is a third party who owes money to a debtor or is holding, or may later hold, money for a debtor and is given a garnishee notice by Centrelink to pay the amount to the Commonwealth instead of the debtor in relation to a debt that is recoverable by the Commonwealth from the debtor.
Definition: garnishee notice
A garnishee notice is a written notice given to a third party who:
- owes money to a debtor (1.1.D.50), or
- is holding, or may later hold, money for a debtor.
If a debt to the Commonwealth is recoverable, Centrelink may serve a garnishee notice to this third party requiring them to pay the Commonwealth instead of the debtor.