Repaying debt while not getting payments from us
If you're only getting extra help payments, such as Childcare or Disability Allowance, any money you owe us won't be taken from these payments. You can pay it off in a lump sum or with weekly payments at an amount you can afford.
If you can’t afford to pay all the money back at once, we can arrange for you to make regular payments.
The table below is a guide to weekly repayments based on the amount you owe.
|Debt amount less than $2,000||$2,000 - $3,500||$3,500 - $5,000||$5,000 - $6,000||$6,000 - $8,000||More than $8,000|
|$25 a week||$30 a week||$35 a week||$40 a week||$45 a week||$50 a week|
You should pay smaller debts (under $2,000) within a year. Larger debts may take longer.
You need to talk to our Collections Unit about what you can afford to pay each week. Call them on 0800 558 008.
When you call, our Collections Unit will ask you:
- your contact details, eg address, phone and email
- about your income
- about your expenses
- if you have any dependent children.
You may be asked to provide proof.