Centrelink accessing personal bank records
I am on the DSP. I went overseas and had an illness and could not return within the 28 day period and Centrelink stopped my payments.
Centrelink lawyer Roula Allam rejected all the foreign medical records. Today I got an email that Ms Roula Allam ordered my bank to give Centrelink a copy of my bank statements.
Ms Allam alleges as there was a transaction on my card at a London pub then I was fit to travel implying I was drinking at a pub.
Well, I used to give my card to my relatives who did do the food shopping and with my consent did sometimes go out to a cafe or a pub. But Roula Allam is basically accusing me of Centrelink fraud and just because there is a transaction on my bank card she insists, without any proof, that it must have been me at the pub.
I would advise any senior to just withdraw cash here in Australia and overseas as certain Centrelink lawyers are just unreasonable and look for any excuse to accuse decent and honest people of Centrelink fraud.