BRQ represented Sarah at the AAT regarding a debt of approximately $14,000 for overpayment of education related payments and Mobility Allowance.
Sarah has an acquired brain injury and has significant memory issues.
She is a recipient of DSP and receives daily in-home support through the NDIS. BRQ argued at the AAT that the debt should be waived on the basis of special circumstances as Sarah’s brain injury affected her ability to comply with Centrelink obligations. The AAT waived $6,000 of the total debt.
BRQ assisted Sarah to arrange an affordable repayment plan with Centrelink for the remainder of the debt.