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Which one is correct (have been or was)?

I have been receiving allowance from the office from the above dates.

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I was receiving allowance from the office from the above dates.

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"have been" refers to the past, and suggests that sometimes it's true, sometimes it's not, but it's occurred at least one time, as in - "I have been accused of doing bad things." It is imperfect tense, so it usually comes with a qualifier "I have been accused of doing bad things while drinking."

"was" is more specific, and suggests something that happened and was completed in the past, as in - "I was accused of doing bad things."

There is not enough information in your question to know which is appropriate here.

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