I Hate Centrelink

In order to hate Centrelink, you must fill out these forms in triplicate whilst standing on your head and singing 'Mary Had A Little Lamb'. 37 People

    Should I Tell Centrelink About This

    Hey I have a bit of a dilemma. Last year I was studying full time at uni and was on YA and I lived too far from Uni to live at home so I was awarded those bonuses too. However, due to upgrading to a better Uni course, I have to take it on part-time because I've completed some of...
    samus321 samus321
    4 Responses Feb 23, 2012

    Benefits Are Unfair

    My partner earns a good salary, good enough that we get NO discounts, NO subsidy's, NO assistance of any kind.  We live in a very expensive town where we have a mortgage that costs over half his weekly earnings.  I have two children, we pay full price for school, i can't get a...
    athomemum athomemum
    6 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    Centrelink- Banging On About You Needing To Get A Job Yet Cant Do Their Own Properly

    On the 23rd of April I contacted Centrelink to let them know my ex-partner had moved out so that I could change to Parenting Payment Single (even though we broke up two weeks prior apparantly the fact he wasnt magically able to find a new home on the day we broke up and stayed at...
    LadyOner LadyOner
    3 Responses May 17, 2012

    So much I started a Group "Centrelink Law

    Reform Australia" For Clients who Hate Centrelink ▼ Join Us Here www.facebook.com/groups/Centrelink.Law.Reform.Australia 
    GaryrLooney GaryrLooney
    46-50, M
    Jul 9, 2015

    Do As I Say - Not As I Do. Centrelink

    A couple of years ago I had an appointment with Centrelink. Of course they were running behind and I noticed a sign saying " If you have been waiting for more than 8 minutes please go to the counter" I had waited 30 minutes so put myself into the queue. It was while I...
    Caligari19 Caligari19
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Dec 5, 2009

    My $12272 Centrelink Debt

    Centrelink told me I was entitled to Parenting Payment Partnered. They paid me at the maximum rate for 14 months. When I range to change our address they discovered that I was not entitled to parenting payment and that I needed to provide every payslip my husband had ever...
    skvscentrelink skvscentrelink
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2012

    Let Me Count The Ways!

    I'm in a wrestling match with Centrelink at the moment, trying to get them to put my correct address on their system. Twice I've provided the correct address, each time providing two documents as proof, but each time they got it wrong. I've now received a form telling me to...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2012

    Everyone Come Join My Group

    I thought this may be of interest to you all, I am trying to make Centrelink fair and would like your membership. If you're not interested I apologize for bothering you. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/518649811557851/) But it is very worth the fight against Centrelink
    grimwell grimwell
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

    She Stole $100,000 And Centerlink Did Not Prosecute Her, Because She Paid Money Back In Full

    my son's X-Wife defrauded centrelink of over $100,000 over a ten year period, my son's x-wife unknowingly to my son, told centrelink her husband had left her, so she was claiming sole-parenting-benefit, but my son had not left the family home, centrelink did cross link data...
    AngryUpsetMother AngryUpsetMother
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2011

    Former Carer

    My 90 yo mother passed away 2 weeks ago. I had cared for her for 11 years( but out of my 58 years on this earth, I have spent 50 with my mum). Whilst I cared for mum, I also worked part time(up to 25 hours a week-all I was allowed to do). During this time my own health suffered...
    rerac rerac
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2012


    My experience with centrelink has been one of profound horror i am trying to do something with my life but some how centrelink are only interested in recordsi also fail their job capacity network schemes on the basis of my deaafness it seems to them but as my dr saw me and others...
    carolyn23 carolyn23
    3 Responses Aug 13, 2011

    They Need To Do Their Homework!

    I was sent a letter by centrelink saying that I owed them over $7000 due to under reporting. WTF! This meant that I had to have under reported over $15000. Again WTF. In a 2 year period ... How the hell does this happen, when I only made a combined total of $55000 in 2 years...
    Chenny Chenny
    4 Responses Jan 15, 2012

    Blow Them All Up

    first of all my brother had some misstory illness, he kept on fitting, we went to lots of doctors and all came up with different prospective s, but when filling out the forms for dissabilty as it was 3 months without pay, we couldn't put a name on what he had as we still in the...
    blowthemup blowthemup
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2013

    Phoned complaints line

    and first contact explained they are only level 1 and needed to escalate my complaint to level 2. Was put through to the Perth office and spoke with a gentleman who explained that the level 2 staff member that could help me was off sick today? He himself is a level 2 but said he...
    johnny159 johnny159
    36-40, M
    Mar 31

    Pay Dock For Going To An Interview

    For the first time in my life the job networks run by centrelink find a job for me to have an interview (as a receptionist. I'm a nail artist anyway). I go and they don't hire me, so, they decide to dock my pay. I don't even see how that is allowed but sure, a***oles.
    hetrometrusspinifer hetrometrusspinifer
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2012

    Centrelink is no help at all -.

    - ! All they do is **** people around. The amount of anger I have from centrelink is outrageous !
    Sammi1597 Sammi1597
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2014

    This is a copy of a letter I sent to my local

    Federal member -Dear Mr Cobb,I applied to Centrelink 2 months ago for Youth Allowance payments as I am 21 years old, unemployed and looking for work. I have complied with all directions from Centrelink but am yet to receive any sort of income support or decision on my...
    noteatpig2getha noteatpig2getha
    22-25, F
    Apr 4

    Which Story Of The Hundreds Should I Post About Centrelink , Hmmm....

    Ok I will post my latest Centrelink drama ! I had my usual 6 week appointment last Monday at 9:40 AM. My wife wasnt working that day so she came along. Arrived in the front doors of centrelink 9:30 AM , now Centrelink here has this new idea that allthough you have an appointment...
    Kanook Kanook
    5 Responses Mar 31, 2011

    Siigh Centrelink

    Just because my boyfriend earns more than a particular amount should not mean that I am unable to get an allowance. I will not ask him to pay MY bills. I will not put that pressure on our relationship. All I'm looking for is financial support while I'm looking for work (not from...
    rc92 rc92
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2012
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