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VIC Previous De Facto Relationship and Mortgage - Partner Liable to Centrelink?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Bettyjune, 24 July 2015.

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  1. Bettyjune

    Bettyjune Member

    23 July 2015
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    Hi there, my current partner is living with me in a de facto relationship. In his prior relationship which was de facto, he has found out his partner has been flaming the pension for herself while living with him. They had no joint bank accounts. Is my partner liable to Centrelink too?

    I'm worried as I have invested all my savings into a house we own. We are paying the mortgage, but my input was $145,000.
  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

    10 February 2015
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    Hi Bettyjune,

    Are you saying that your partner's ex was fraudulently claiming the pension?
    I am not sure whether your partner is liable- it depends on the situation, his involvement etc. However if he had no knowledge of what she was doing then I can't see how they would be able to go after him.

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