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going to fight this as I’ve done nothing wrong

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 2 May 2019
Period debt occurred: 
July 2016 to July 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
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 felt very stressed, it affected my everyday life!
I couldn’t think straight, I couldn’t sleep. It affected my work where I have to be alert. I felt like I was a criminal when I did nothing wrong.

I contacted Centrelink and got some really rude and unhelpful people.
I was put on hold for half an hour because I wouldn’t agree and wouldn’t give the woman from Centrelink the answer she was trained to get !!
After many conversations with rude Centrelink staff made me extremely angry so I am fighting it.

I’ve got my debt down to $1136 and I’m still going to fight this as I’ve done nothing wrong and it falls on deaf ears at Centrelink.

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

The government should be ashamed of the undue stress they have put on struggling families and individuals.
They need to fix this mess properly not leave it up to a computer.