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'Please find attached amount owing - Merry Christmas!' Woman's cheeky response after Centrelink demands she repay a TWO CENT debt

15 December 2016
Leith Huffadine
Daily Mail Australia

A woman has received a debt recovery letter from Centrelink telling her she's been overpaid and had to return the money.

But rather than a massive bill, the government agency was chasing Kerry King from Rowville, Victoria, for two cents.

So she paid up - by sending Centrelink a two cent coin.


Although still legal tender, two cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992, according to the Royal Australian Mint.

'I was contemplating sending them a five cent piece and asking for the change,' Ms King told Mamamia.

Social media users were quick to ridicule Centrelink for the bill after hearing the news.