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What constitutes 12-months for overpayment recovery in Section 47(3)?

Summary

12-months starts from the day the first payment in error is made, regardless of whether additional payments with the same error were subsequently made. However, subsequent decisions appear to indicate otherwise, and support an overpayment can be recovered for the 12-months prior to notification.

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