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Debt for having kids!

Debt amount: 
$7000
Date debt issued: 
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Period debt occurred: 
October 2010 to September 2011
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Parenting Payment
Appealing Debt?: 
Unknown
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Horrific dumb and just a joke. Went on maternity leave on 31 Aug 2010 returned first week of sep 2011 so 1 year unpaid leave.received first payment in Oct 2010 bub was nearly a month old. But Centrelink in 2014 used my money earnt from June 2010 until August 2010 saying i was paid.well yes i was as i hadn't had my baby yet i hadnt applied for a centrelink payment yet. They just used it towards the entire year! I had to get HR to redraft my letter confirming i was on unpaid leave. And they still haven't moved the debt! Its 2019!!!! It almost killed me. I sufferered and do still mentally. i just think its so stupid.

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

Disgraceful. This is a rotten system. How dumb can this get? Can someone just do something. Think logically people, do we remember how to do that?