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No one's explained why

Debt amount: 
$2000
Date debt issued: 
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Period debt occurred: 
January 2018 to February 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Carer Payment
Appealing Debt?: 
I don't know how to
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I am already a sufferer of Panic Disorder.
I received a Robodebt for when I was looking after my now deceased father fighting stage 4 Sarcoma.

I've been working so hard to pay off credit cards from that period where I wasn't receiving enough money to get by, to almost get on top of that nearly $10,000 of debt, and then to be slapped with a $2,000 robodebt that I don't agree with at all.

I was told I was entitled to 14 weeks pay following his death and now they're chasing me for that money back, and of course "don't have a record" of the call where I asked if I was entitled to the money. How convenient.

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

It's pathetic. No one's explained why, asked for my justification, taken any factors into consideration.
Just looked at my income, divided a random number by 26 and sent me a bill. It's pathetic.