Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 3 - Assistance to students  

PART 3-6 - HELP BALANCES  

SECTION 128-25   Re-crediting HELP balance - discharge of HELP debt etc.  

128-25(1)  
If, during:


(a) the financial year starting on 1 July 2019; or


(b) a later financial year;

a payment was made in discharge of the whole or a part of a debt that a person owes to the Commonwealth under Chapter 4 , the *Commissioner must:


(c) notify the payment to the Secretary; and


(d) do so as soon as practicable after the end of that financial year.

Note 1:

The payment may be a voluntary repayment.

Note 2:

The payment may be in the form of the application of an amount against the debt.

128-25(2)  
If the Secretary is so notified, the Secretary must re-credit the person ' s *HELP balance with an amount equal to the amount of the payment.

128-25(3)  


If, under section 142-15 , the *Secretary determines, during a financial year, that an amount is to be reduced from a person ' s *accumulated HELP debt, the Secretary must re-credit the person ' s *HELP balance with an amount equal to the amount reduced as soon as practicable after the end of that financial year.



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