This definition applies to all payments.
A person is said to have a debt to the Commonwealth if a person owes monies to the Commonwealth due to the application of:
Not all debts are recoverable, nor is action always taken to ensure repayment of recoverable debts. SSAct Chapter 5 AND SS Guide Part 6 should be consulted in all cases.
Policy reference: SS Guide 6.3 Assessing Overpayments
Last reviewed: 21 March 2011