Prompt advice to Centrelink and correct attribution of lump sum payments helps to ensure prompt payment of entitlements and reduces the risk of a worker becoming inadvertently subject to recovery action from Centrelink.
Notification and recovery of Centrelink benefits from lump sum payments
Principle: The implications of lump sum payments for Centrelink benefits, including possible repayments to Centrelink or temporary preclusion from Centrelink benefits, will be proactively managed to minimise impacts on workers.
Insurers must provide appropriate documentation to Centrelink when:
||Information provided to Centrelink within five working days after relevant event.|