Centrelink is chasing welfare recipients over $32m in COVID overpayments

Social Security Rights Victoria Principal Lawyer, Emily Singh has been interviewed by the ABC about Centrelink raising debts against people receiving income support payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the report explains, many of the alleged overpayments happened when people were given overlapping income support by the two separate departments.

You can contact Social Security Rights Victoria and other welfare rights centres across Australia for assistance to understand the debts and options for dealing with them.

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