An ARO waited 7 months for me to send them documents to prove I do NOT owe this debt.
They then re-established the debt and started taking $128 out of my pension.
I have Chronic PTSD and having this hanging over my head has been a relentless nightmare.
I am about to start a medication which is not on the PBS and will require approximately $300 per month.
This reduction in funds may exclude me from this medication.
The Law of the Land has always been that the claimant must prove a debt.
This LNP government has denied us this right and simply takes what they want.
I believe this misunderstanding is due to my being paid out for Total and Permanent Disability (which Centrelink has no right to assess as income).
I asked for proof and was told I must prove my innocence because the ATO records reflect monies that Centrelink is not able to discern is an insurance payout.