The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Waiver of debts in determined classes


Centrelink may waive debts included in a class of debts determined by legislative instrument.

A determination made in this way may state:

  • conditions to be met before the debts, or parts of debts, may be waived, and
  • limits on the amounts of the debts to be waived.

A decision made in this way comes into operation:

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

Act reference: PPLAct section 200 Waiver of debts—determined classes

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