Sydney student to repay $3000 of welfare payments to Centrelink after he was ...

Sydney student to repay $3000 of welfare payments to Centrelink after he was ...
Sydney student to repay $3000 of welfare payments to Centrelink after he was ...

A Sydney man has been ordered to repay thousands of dollars worth of welfare payments after Centrelink retrospectively classed him as 'ineligible'. 

Joseph, a 22-year-old student, received a letter from Centrelink that asked he pay back $3000 worth of Youth Allowance payments he received last March. 

The Bayside student posted a video on TikTok asking if any other young Aussies had also been classed as ineligible and had received a similar request.

Joseph, a 22-year-old student, (pictured) received a letter from Centrelink that asked he pay back $3000 worth of Youth Allowance payments he received last March

Joseph, a 22-year-old student, (pictured) received a letter from Centrelink that asked he pay back $3000 worth of Youth Allowance payments he received last March

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Centrelink claimed the student shouldn't have been receiving the payments because he was still classed as dependent on his parent's income and under the age of 22

Centrelink claimed the student shouldn't have been receiving the payments because he was still classed as dependent on his parent's income and under the age of 22

'It's a welfare payment. You can't just ask people to pay it back to you when you change your mind. What the hell?', he said.  

Joseph said Centrelink claimed he shouldn't have been receiving the payments during a certain period in 2020 because he was still classed as dependent on his parent's income and under the age of 22. 

However, the student said he has been receiving youth allowance payments on and off for three years as his parent's income regularly fluctuated.  

According to Service NSW, to be eligible for youth allowance you must be between the ages of 18 and 24, and be studying or doing an apprenticeship full-time. 

Joseph said he had communicated to Centrelink he was a full-time student and didn't falsify any information, and was now confused why he was in debt. 

In another video, he claimed Centrelink was allowed to 'go back on' people's provided information and decide they were no longer eligible at that time. 

Joseph said he had communicated to Centrelink he was a full-time student and didn't falsify any information, and was now confused why he was in debt $3000

Joseph said he had communicated to Centrelink he was a full-time student and didn't falsify any information, and was now confused why he was in debt $3000

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