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. Recoverable debts


Chapter 5 of the SSAct sets out the debts that are recoverable and the methods of recovery.

SSAct section 1230C outlines how the Commonwealth may recover a debt, and subsection 1222(2) sets out the methods of recovery that are available for different debt types.

Act reference: SSAct Chapter 5 Overpayments and debt recovery, section 1222(2) The methods of recovery …, section 1230C Methods of recovery of debt

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