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Debt amount: 
$19000
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 12 July 2019
Period debt occurred: 
April 2016 to July 2019
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 was given a $6000 debt for a financial year I ONLY earnt $14000! I appealed, sent all bank statements, tax etc paperwork.. still waited since last year for a result! Last week I get a letter asking for $18900!! I literally shook and cried and vomited all weekend. I’m currently unemployed and how can Centrelink simply add on 3 more years of debt?! Where did they get their financial info from?! I have not done a tax return for last 2 financial years! So they simply guessed my income for last 4 years! How can it go from $4k to $20k?! Not even a chance to answer or ask why? I’m definitely appealing this as I have only been a casual for last 3 years so never earnt enough to obtain these debts!! Going to Fair work. I’ve lost my work, my apartment, and now I owe this huge debt it’s like I’m at breaking point.. it’s a little relieving to know others feel the same.. it’s a hard thing to live with ..

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

I am a coalition voter this is the department of Human Resources problem. I hope that there is a Royal commission into this joke of a departmen, it needs to be literally gutted. Centrelink needs to be re created into a much fairer less useless system. It’s a national embarrassment.