Urg, this is Centrelink, they're not known for being reasonable or logical..
Good luck though!
Number of posts : 16 Location : sunshine coast Registration date : 2015-05-24
Subject: Re: Centrelink payments and super? Mon 13 Jul 2015, 6:57 am
I'm sorry I can't answer your question but suggest you ring centrelink for their advice. I know that the tax office considers it income for tax purposes and takes the tax from your remaining balance. You would think that if you can prove that you are using this money for medical treatment that they would not take it in to account for your centrelink payments after all it is not being used for living expenses!
Goog luck with this!
Number of posts : 20 Age : 36 Location : Melbourne Registration date : 2015-03-03
Subject: Centrelink payments and super? Wed 20 May 2015, 11:10 am
Hi guys, If I get $8k out of super for my op, will it affect my centrelink payments? If so, is it just for that fn I get the extra income? Is there any way to prove its for surgery and be exempt from being 'punished'?