Get the right information. These factsheets and self-help guides are designed to assist you to resolve some problems with Centrelink yourself. If you have a different problem or the factsheet does not answer your questions, please call us for legal advice and assistance.
This guide takes you through the steps of appealing a Centrelink decision you are unhappy with.
This guide explains how carer payment and carer allowance are assessed.
This guide takes you through what to do if you receive a letter or a debt notice from Centrelink’s Online Compliance Intervention System.
This guide explains how you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have been disadvantaged because of a Centrelink error or incorrect advice.
This guide explains what to do if you have a debt that you don’t think you should have to pay back. It goes through the appeal process and explains the kind of evidence you should collect.
This guide explains what to do if you are receiving a Centrelink payment and money is deposited into your bank account. It gives information about how it may affect you and your payments, and the kind of evidence you should provide to Centrelink.
This guide takes you through the criteria for eligibility for the disability support pension and what evidence is required when you are appealing a decision rejecting your claim for the disability support pension. It also includes an example doctor letter.
This guides explains what to do if you experience domestic violence or a relationship breakdown to get assistance from Centrelink and how to avoid problems with your current payments.
This guide explains the rules around income protection insurance for HESTA members and social security entitlement.
This guide explains how termination payments like unused leave and redundancy payments could affect your eligibility for social security payments and the the waiting periods that may apply.
This guide explains how receiving lump sum compensation for personal injury can affect your social security payments, and what to do if your have run out of money during a compensation preclusion period.
This guide goes through situations when you may be exempt from the activity test for Newstart Allowance and certain other payments due to your medical condition(s).
This guide explains the waiting periods that newly arrived residents may be required to serve before they can receive a social security payment.
This guide explains the factors Centrelink considers when deciding if you are a member of a couple or single.
*This factsheet has been created by the National Security Rights Network, which is the peak community organisation in Australia in the area of social security and family assistance.