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Man can’t bring himself to tell elderly mother about mystery $64,000 Centrelink bill

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A Victorian man says he can’t bring himself to tell his elderly mother about a mystery Centrelink bill worth $64,000.

David Bladin told 3AW Mornings the ‘government aged care charge’ came completely out of the blue and he couldn’t pay it.

His 94-year-old mother has been in a private facility for the past three years.

She doesn’t know about the bill.

‘She’s 94 ? she doesn’t need to know that,’ he told Tony Jones.

Mr Bladin said he was worried others might get blindsided by similar charges.

Click PLAY below to hear David’s story on 3AW Mornings

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