Centrelink advance payment scheme
Centrelink provides an Advance Payment Scheme that provides lump sum payments in advance from future Centrelink payments. The advance must be repaid, as it is essentially an interest free loan.
The advance amount varies depending on the type of payment you receive. The advance is repaid through fortnightly deductions from the pension or allowance.
To be eligible the beneficiary must demonstrate that they can repay the advance and still have enough money for day-to-day expenses.