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Centerlink money grab

Debt amount: 
$1000
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 5 July 2019
Period debt occurred: 
September 2014
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I suffer anxiety and depression. I am a single mum of two kids with little to no help from fathers. I am currently living on less than 50 a week to feed a family of 3. In July 2019 they contacted to say I owed money and needed to prove a certain amount of income between 2014 and 2015. I did prove this right down to the last cent. Then was told I had no debt, now 3 weeks later I have another debt of same amount because my work fortnights dont match the reporting fortnights so they took when was left over for each of my fortnights and averaged it over all their fortnights. Even ones where I didn't work at all

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

They are not. They only care about getting money.