Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Questions without Notice
COVID-19: Income Support Payments
I presume what you're talking about is last year, during JobKeeper—when that was active—because obviously we have improved the system of payments from the COVID disaster payment process. If that is the case, Senator Siewert, as at 30 April this year, 11,771 customers had a debt raised after completion of their JobKeeper compliance review, which totals around $32.8 million, and this work is ongoing. As always, if clients are in financial distress or have other problems, they can always talk to Services Australia to seek some relief.