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I was a casually employed Uni student!

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Period debt occurred: 
March 2015 to July 2015
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Youth 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 confirmed my income in 2018 and the notice I received in 2019 had completely different numbers - they're calculations seem so random! Trying to save for a house deposit and they want to take a decent chunk after 4 years. I'm about to call up and go through an appeal process, but it's a bit hard with full time work.

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

Centrelink called me from a private number to discuss this debt, I only answered because a private number called 3 days in a row. They need to leave a message or use a visible number - so many people will be ignoring their calls inadvertently. The lady explained the process of setting up a payment plan before the due date and the number to call for appeals. But the system is incorrectly calculating these debts - I do not understand how this is acceptable.