15 October 2008

Holy Guacamole!

I just had to let you know...

Remember my post a couple of weeks back about the fun and games I was having with Centrelink over my pension application? Today I had a look at my bank balance to see if an invoice had been paid and what do you know? There was far more money in there than what the invoice amount was worth.

Woohoo! But...and here's the thing, no explanatory letter, no phone call...nothing. So, I've put it aside just in case they've made an error (to put it politely) and I have to give some of it back. After the shenanigans in the past, nothing would surprise me...

11 comments:

3 Magpies said...

You are wise to set the extra funds aside. It seems no good ever comes from that kind of error...

This is my first visit to your blog. I really like the photo of the cats on your site.

Gattina said...

I hope you can keep it ! they should send you some explanation ! or you will get it in snail mail and that lasts ! I got a 6 € (!!!) pension increase this months and also no explanation. Fortunately they had talked about it on TV so of course I spent this enormous amount !

Peter said...

The wheels within Centrelink turn ever so ponderously Robyn, you will become accustomed to this in time.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Always a good idea to put unexpected (and unexplained) wealth aside...just in case the idiots are behaving in their normal mode.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Mom never finds far more money in her bank account! We hope you get to keep it! =)

Flip Flop Floozie said...

You are SMART putting it back!! government..no matter in what country can get things mixed up faster than anything..i am glad you got it though after all that work. Mike will be applying this next year and I know that we are going to have a lot of FUN with it too!!
Annie is really glad to be back home!! I think she will learn to travel though in time...hopefully!!

Walker said...

Yup put it aside to be on the safe side.
I checked my bank once and there was $11,800 extra and stayed there for over a year before someone arrested me.
Fuuny how you can get into trouble for someon e elses mistake

angelo said...

woohooo! I hope they didn't make a mistake and really meant for you to have the extra money. But you're right to put it aside in case you need to give it back.

Merle said...

Hi Robyn ~~ This happens occasionally and
no word of what for. Wise to keep it aside.Thanks for your comments and I am glad that you liked the 28 Lines to make you smile and also the Living Will and my pelargoniums. Glad you found a pretty geranium. John rang today from Norseman
W.A. so is fine so far, and is travelling with a few others to Bussellton W.A. The dogs are good company, always pleased with I go out to pay with them for a while. Take care,my friend, Love, Merle.

Gypsy said...

Yes Robyn, Centrelink are very good at being Indian givers so definitely don't spend it just yet.

My mum recently found $1500 extra in her account and couldn't work out where it came from. It turned out it was me. I had transferred it to her account instead of one of mine by mistake. She had given me access to her bank account once when she went away for an extended period of time and I still had the details. A good thing she's honest because i hadn't realised my mistake.

Hootin' Anni said...

I had that happen to me once, and I DID the same as you...I put it back for a 'just in case of error'...thing is I drew it out and opened an account to draw interest on the amount.

Hope you can keep it!!!!

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