View other questions

Centrelink question

Answered 2 years ago

I received a letter from centrelink today to confirm my relationship status as single. I receive part single parents pension as I can only get part time hours at the moment. Is this normal to receive one of these letters?


Have an answer?

This question has been closed and is no longer accepting answers.

Answers

An unexpected error has occurred, please try again shortly.
ANSWER
2 years ago
I think the kind people above have answered this well. Basically centrelink just want you to prove that you are single. A lot of people claim single parents while being in a relationship which is why they now look harder at single people. If you have nothing to hide I wouldnt worry about it just get someone you know who knows you well to sign off on you being single. A doctor chemist etc can do it. I know it can be daunting having to go on centrelink after working hard your life but you are entitled to help when you need it. You paid your taxes so dont feel bad. I hope your work situation improves soon!

ANSWER
2 years ago
Yep its normal .

Replies

REPLY
2 years ago
Thank you. I feel much more at ease about it now.

ANSWER
2 years ago
It’s usually just them confirming things. Like when sometimes you get a letter to update your family income for the year. It’s kind of like a reminder to update your details throughout the year.

If you are actually single then you shouldn’t have any concerns. But if you are worried about why they sent you a letter just call them.

Replies

REPLY
2 years ago
Thank you. I was just wanting to know if it was routine. I am single and have nothing to worry about, it is just finding someone to sign it. I’m very embarrassed about receiving centrelink at the moment and haven’t told many people I am incase they judge me.

REPLY
2 years ago
Totally understandable but don’t be embarrassed. Centrelink is meant to be used for situations were we genuinely need it and more people receive Centrelink than you probably think.

REPLY
2 years ago
Thank you very much for your compassionate response. You have made me feel much less embarrassed about receiving a little help.