Debt (amount owing to the Commonwealth)

A sum of money owing to the Commonwealth which is known and not being disputed, due for payment now and legally capable of being recovered in a legal action for debt. For example, an official who has been overpaid a salary, or a person who has been overpaid a social security payment, may owe a debt to the Commonwealth as a result of the overpayment. Accountable authorities of non-corporate Commonwealth entities are required to pursue amounts owing to the Commonwealth in accordance with section 11 of the PGPA Rule.

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